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Matthews sprints to victory in Tour of Catalonia, the second stage win for Australian
Cycling The sixth stage in the Tour of Catalonia, is a prey for Michael Matthews. The Australian of Team Sunweb was about something more than 174 kilometres between Valls and Vila-seca the fastest of the pack. The "Bling" was just for the German Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Merida). The Colombian Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) came not in the problems and remains the leader. Tomorrow is the final stage, with start and arrival in Barcelona, on the program.

Three riders went quickly on the offensive. Their names: Cerny (CCC), Bouchard (AG2R) and Iturria (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias). The trio got a little later the company of two extra doesn " t matter: Riesebeek (Roompot-Charles) and our fellow countryman Floris De Tier (Jumbo-Visma) made the . The understanding up front was also good and the advantage of the adventurers grew to about three minutes.

This sixth stage could on paper again a chance for the sprinters. By the lump sum of, among others, Hodeg (Deceuninck-Quick.Step), Gasparotto (Dimension Data) and Greipel (Arkéa-Samsic) was mainly in the direction of Michael Matthews, Tuesday winner, looked. The Australian set his team mates of Team Sunweb, Wilco Kelderman yesterday, however, saw the failure, to work, and they had yet to bake.

The five front-runners consumed of the climbs on the road and twenty miles of the arrival in Vila-seca was their clue for about a minute. But the fast guys were not going to just like yesterday by Maximilian Schachmann (BORA), to ringeloren. At 12 kilometers from the finish had the platoon The Tier and co to pack and prepare for the sprint could begin.

Sunweb and the Movistar-team mates Alejandro Valverde tried the lot to check, but it was a nervous finale. By several small falls was the organization a long time search and Brice Feillu tried to take advantage of it. In vain, the failure of the Frenchman yielded nothing. The teams of the fast men got what they wanted, and eventually showed Matthews the fastest of the gang. He pulled out a little for the German Phil Bauhaus.

Tomorrow ends the Spanish stage race with a stage about 143,1 km on a circuit in Barcelona with the Alto de Montjuïc as executioner. After the end is the successor of world champion Alejandro Valverde known.

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