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.
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.
Neilson Powless worked hard for a bunch sprint and Danny van Poppel
Stage 5 was not to be the one for Dan McLay
Powless still on the front
Stage 5 winner Jürgen Roelandts
To the victor his spoils
Kilian Frankiny – Best young rider and 9th overall
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?
The 2018 Comunitat Valenciana final podium – Sanchez, Valverde and Fuglsang
Race report and quotes in EUROTRASH Monday.
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.