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Matthews sprints to victory on the second stage of the Volta a Catalunya

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 27, 2019 13:39

Matthews sprints to victory on the second stage of the Volta a Catalunya

Australia’s Michael Matthews won the uphill sprint to the finish to take the second stage of the Volta a Catalunya while Belgium’s Thomas De Gendt extended his overall race lead.Team Sunweb’s Matthews beat Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde to the line to claim the stage win while South Africa’s Daryl Impey finished in third place on the 166km route from Mataro to Sant Feliu De Guixols.

The early breakaway group of Astana’s Jonas Gregaard Wisly, CCC Team’s Josef Cerny and Wanty-Gobert’s Marco Minnaard had a seven minute lead over the peloton at one point before being reeled in with 35km to go.Four time Tour de France winner Chris Froome saw his hopes dashed, the Team Sky rider and Jay McCarthy of Bora-hansgrohe crashing.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 27, 2019 13:39

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