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Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Jurgen ROELANDTS (Belgium / BMC Racing Team) - Danny van POPPEL (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018

Victorious Valverde And Roelandts In Valencia!

PeloPics: The final stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana came down to a sprint between stage 1 winner Danny van Poppel (LottoNL-Jumbo) and BMC’s and Jurgen Roelandts after a wet and cold 135.2 kilometers to the City of Valencia. There was only one climb, the Cat 3 Alto del Oronet which came after 94.6 kilometers and did less damage to the peloton than the weather.

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Matti BRESCHEL (Danmark / Team EF Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale)  pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Matti Breschel was well wrapped up for the cold final stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

The break of the day was caught 20 kilometers out and then it was down to the sprinters team to control the race. Roelandts was the stronger rider to take the win from Van Poppel.

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Neilson POWLESS (USA / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) - Willie Smit Katusha - Alpecin)  pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Neilson Powless worked hard for a bunch sprint and Danny van Poppel

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Daniel MCLAY (GBR / Team EF Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Stage 5 was not to be the one for Dan McLay

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Neilson POWLESS (USA / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) and Koen BOUWMAN (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Powless still on the front

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Jurgen ROELANDTS (Belgium / BMC Racing Team) - Danny van POPPEL (Netherlands / Team Lotto NL - Jumbo) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Stage 5 winner Jürgen Roelandts

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Jurgen ROELANDTS (Belgium / BMC Racing Team) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
To the victor his spoils

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Kilian FRANKINY (Swiss / BMC Racing Team) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
Kilian Frankiny – Best young rider and 9th overall

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport -  Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL (Spain / Team Astana) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
2nd overall at 14 seconds Luis Leon Sanchez

Alejandro Valverde finished safely in the peloton to take the overall victory in fine style. His Tour crash seems to be well behind him. What will the future bring the 37 year-old?

Valencia - Spain - wielrennen - cycling - cyclisme - radsport - Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL (Spain / Team Astana) - Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (Spain / Team Movistar)  - Jakob FUGLSANG (Danmark / Team Astana) pictured during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana from Paterna to Valencia (135KM) - photo Luis Gomez/Cor Vos © 2018
The 2018 Comunitat Valenciana final podium – Sanchez, Valverde and Fuglsang

Race report and quotes in EUROTRASH Monday.

Stage 5:

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Stage 5 Result:
1. Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) BMC in 2:58:26
2. Danny van Poppel (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
3. Clement Venturini (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale at 0:01
4. Nelson Andres Soto Martinez (Col) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
5. Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin
6. Christophe Noppe (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
7. Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo-Vini Fantini-Europa Ovini
8. Yevgeniy Gidich (Kaz) Astana
9. Jonas Koch (Ger) CCC Sprandi Polkowice
10. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Cofidis.

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Final Overall Result:
1. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar in 16:14:53
2. Luis León Sanchez (Spa) Astana at 0:14
3. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana at 0:26
4. Adam Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:37
5. Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis at 0:48
6. Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-Jumbo at 0:49
7. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 0:54
8. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:57
9. Kilian Frankiny (Swi) BMC at 1:03
10. Amaro Antunes (Por) CCC Sprandi Polkowice at 1:09.

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