Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 2: Alaphilippe Top 5 for Second Stage in a Row
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Julian Alaphilippe continues to show his young talent. The French rider finished 4th in the 171.2km second stage of Volta Ciclista a Catalunya on Tuesday.
Luka Mezgec (Giant-Shimano) again won the bunch sprint. Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) was 2nd, and Daniele Ratto (Cannondale) was 3rd. Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) was caught with a few kilometers to go, having gone solo out of the original breakaway when it appeared the leaders slowed their pace in anticipation of the peloton reeling them in.
OPQS rider Pieter Serry also finished 14th.
OPQS looks next to 162.9km Stage 3 of Volta Ciclista Catalunya on Wednesday. The stage should be the first chance for the GC contenders, as there is a summit finish: Category 1 La Molina.