INEOS Grenadiers (Spain) - Press Release: Volta a Catalunya - Stage 2: Banyoles ITT, 18.5km.
Rohan Dennis produced a superb ride to claim a five-second victory in the stage two time trial at Volta a Catalunya.
The Australian's first victory for the team was also his first since taking the TT world title in Yorkshire in 2019. Success on roads local to his home, and with family and friends cheering him on, made it all the more special for Dennis.
One of the earlier starters down the ramp, Dennis set a benchmark five seconds up on rival Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), and was able to occupy the hot seat for the rest of the stage.
It was a strong day for the Grenadiers with no less than five riders in the top 15. Richie Porte and Adam Yates put themselves in strong GC positions with sixth and seventh fastest times respectively. Geraint Thomas was 10th, with Jonathan Castroviejo 15th.
Stage two result:
1. Rohan Dennis (INEOS Grenadiers) 22:27
2. Remi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +5"
3. Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +28"
4. Brandon McNulty (UAE-Team Emirates) +29"
5. Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) +33"
6. Richie Porte (INEOS Grenadiers) +35"
7. Adam Yates (INEOS Grenadiers) s.t.
10. Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers) +47"