International Cycling

Clement wins 6th stage

2014-03-29 19:43
Cycling (File)

Madrid - Dutch rider Stef Clement claimed victory in the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Saturday as Joaquim Rodriguez maintained his overall lead.

Belkin's Clement broke for home a kilometre from the end of the 172km ride from El Vendrell to Vilanova to hold off France's Rudy Molard (Cofidis) and Pieter Serry (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) in second and third respectively.

There was no change in the general classification as all the main contenders finished along with the peloton 54 seconds behind.

Spaniard Rodriguez will take a four second lead over compatriot Alberto Contador into the seventh and final stage on Sunday, a 120.7km ride around Barcelona, with American Tejay Van Garderen three seconds further back in thrid.

Sky's Chris Froome remains 17 seconds off the lead back in sixth overall.


1. Stef Clement (Netherlands / Belkin) 3:58:44"
2. Rudy Molard (France / Cofidis) +3"
3. Pieter Serry (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step)
4. Jens Voigt (Germany / Trek)
5. Marek Rutkiewicz (Poland / CCC)
6. Antonio Piedra (Spain / Caja Rural)
7. Pierre Rolland (France / Europcar)
8. Damien Howson (Australia / Orica)
9. Nico Sijmens (Belgium / Wanty) +9"
10. Tosh Van der Sande (Belgium / Lotto) +55"


1. Joaquim Rodriguez (Spain / Katusha) 27:03:13"
2. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) +4"
3. Tejay van Garderen (U.S. / BMC Racing) +7"
4. Romain Bardet (France / AG2R) +10"
5. Nairo Quintana (Colombia / Movistar)
6. Chris Froome (Britain / Team Sky) +17"
7. Andrew Talansky (U.S. / Garmin) +18" 8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Italy / AG2R) +26"
9. Warren Barguil (France / Giant) +42"
10. Robert Kiserlovski (Croatia / Trek) +48"

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