After the team did a good job during the stage, Miguel Angel Lopez tried himself in a late attack, following the Italian rider Davide Formolo. Once, they were caught back, a massive sprint decided the stage: Michael Matthews won the sprint ahead of Phil Bauhaus and Daryl Impey. Miguel Angel Lopez was able to stay in front and finished 8th, thus, keeping the GC lead.
- Another very fast day, but my team was very strong today. The guys did a great job for me, I was always in front, especially in the tricky final, when the pace increased so much and the peloton split in parts. Indeed, the last kilometers were so dangerous, so when I saw Formolo attacking, I thought it could be a good move and just followed him. In this dangerous final it was better to be I front than behind. Yeah, in general everything was good today and now we are looking forward to the tomorrow stage in Barcelona. I know, that it will be a big fight for the general classification, so let’s see, - said Miguel Angel Lopez.
With only one stage remained in the 99th edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Miguel Angel Lopez leads the general classification of the race having 14 seconds on Adam Yates and 17 seconds on Egan Bernal.
The final stage 7 will be held tomorrow in Barcelona: it will be a very hard stage of 143.1 km with 8-time-passed the famous climb Montjuic.
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