Peter Sagan shines in Mataró
March 27 th 2021 - 18:41
The presence of Peter Sagan was one of the great incentives of the 100th edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, and expectations were met today with his victory in the 6th stage of the race, probably the only massive sprint of the week after a journey of 193.8 kilometers between Tarragona and Mataró. The Slovakian star has thus won his first win of the season, which he will face next week in the great Belgian classics.
From the first kilometers of the stage a getaway has been formed with Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious), Harold Tejada (Astana-Premier Tech), Dmitrii Strakhov (Gazprom-RusVelo), the young Mattias Skjelmose (Trek-Segafredo) and Antoine Duchesne (Groupama -FDJ), which has seen its lead reduced to a maximum of 4 minutes before the control of the large group, led by the same Bora-Hansgrohe team from Sagan, who were looking for stage victory together with other teams with fast men such as Team DSM , Euskaltel-Euskadi or UAE Team Emirates.
Shortly after the spectacular passage of the race through the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the breakaway was neutralized by the main group. Only the promotion to El Collet (3rd category) remained ahead, which has led to some attacks in the peloton such as that of a Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick Step) who does not want to leave the Volta without a victory and has tried again one day after your ride to Montserrat.
But nothing has been able to prevent a massive arrival in the Camí de la Geganta of Mataró, where Sagan has been the fastest in front of the South African Daryl Impey (Israel Start-up Nation), who already knew what it was like to win in the Volta, and the Colombian Sebastián Molano (UAE Team Emirates). A great triumph for the Slovak, an emblem of world cycling in the last decade with his world champion titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017, who has made good his participation in the 100th edition of the Volta, even more exceptional with his name in the box of winners.
The Volta a Catalunya will close tomorrow Sunday with its traditional final stage starting at Maria Cristina Avenue in Barcelona and ending at Montjuïc mountain, this year with up to six climbs in the highest part of Alt del Castell. Toughness enough for leader Adam Yates (Ineos-Grenadiers) to fight to defend his advantage to take the final victory.