Grenadiers Clinch Catalunya Podium Lock-Out

Grenadiers Clinch Catalunya Podium Lock-Out

INEOS Grenadiers (Spain) - Press Release: Volta a Catalunya - Stage 7 » Barcelona › Barcelona, 133km.

The INEOS Grenadiers were equal to the task to secure a historic 1-2-3 overall at the Volta a Catalunya.

Adam Yates, Richie Porte and Geraint Thomas locked out the podium at the WorldTour event after a thrilling final day in Barcelona.

The team were forced to work hard over six laps of a relentless circuit around Montjuic. Movistar launched a number of attacks in a bid to make the top three but the Grenadiers were resolute.

Luke Rowe got through a lot of early work as a large breakaway went clear ahead of the finishing circuit, soaking up some key bonus seconds along the way. Jonathan Castroviejo, Richard Carapaz and Rohan Dennis ensured the team had numbers to the fore, with Movistar finally splitting the peloton with three laps to go.

After fending off the challenge of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), it was Thomas who drove into the final kilometre to help seal an emphatic result. In addition to two stage wins and the first Catalunya podium lockout since 1960, the Grenadiers also secured the team GC. 

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