Port Aventura - Russia's Sergei Chernetski has claimed victory on the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Saturday as Australian Richie Porte maintained his overall lead.
Chernetski edged out Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe and Polish rider Maciej Paterski in a time of 4hr 42min 47sec on the 194.1km ride from Cervera to Port Aventura.
Porte finished among the chasing pack along with the other general classification contenders to remain five seconds ahead of Italian Domenico Pozzovivo with two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador of Spain a further two seconds adrift.
Sunday's final stage is a hilly 126.6km circuit around Barcelona which features eight laps of the Alt de Montjuic in the final stages.Results from the 194.1km sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia from Cervera to Port Aventura on Saturday:
Sergei Chernetski (RUS/KAT) 4hr 42min 47sec, 2. Julian Alaphilippe
(FRA/EQS) at same time, 3. Maciej Paterski (POL/CCC) s.t., 4. Marc Soler
(ESP/MOV) s.t., 5. Jonathan Hivert (FRA/BSE) s.t., 6. Tejay van
Garderen (USA/BMC) s.t., 7. Georg Preidler (AUS/TGA) s.t., 8. Rudy
Molard (FRA/COF) s.t., 9. Thomas Danielson (USA/TCG) 0:03, 10. Carlos
Verona (ESP/EQS) s.t.
1. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY)
27hr 42min 57sec, 2. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/ALM) at 0:05sec, 3. Alberto
Contador (ESP/TCS) 0:07, 4. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:16, 5.
Rigoberto Uran (COL/EQS) 0:18, 6. Fabio Aru (ITA/AST) 0:27, 7. Darwin
Atapuma Hurtado (COL/BMC) 0:33, 8. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 0:43, 9. Wilco
Kelderman (NED/TLJ) 1:09, 10. Daniel Martin (IRL/TCG) 1:35