Groves brings victory back to Australia Cycling

Tour of CataloniaKeaton Groves has given Australia another phase victory on the tour of Catalonia. Michael Mathews first crossed the line one day later, and today it’s Ketan Groves’ turn. The BikeExchange Rider narrowly defeated German Phil Bouhaas in a bunch of sprints.

Steven Kruijswijk, on the French Perpignan where the finish line was drawn, was engaged at the speed of a thin ballotan. This gave the Jumbo-Wisma classification rider a beautiful eighth place at the end of the stage.

The new leader in a weekly level race is Norwegian Jonas Iversby Hewittberg. Team DSM Rider is one second ahead of Mathews. Frenchman Hugo Hofstetter is in third place. Sam Uman is the best Dutchman in tenth place. Like Cruisewiz, he follows the leader for eleven seconds.

During the final stage of the over 200 km stretch from L’Escala to Perpignan, Peloton broke into Echilones due to strong winds. There were some downsides as well. One of the victims was Simon Yates, one of the favorites for overall success. Britt had to give more than half a minute.

The tour of Catalonia will last until Sunday. Adam Yates captured the overall win last year.

Peloton on the way to Perpignan. © ANP / EPA

Rohan Dennis, Steven Cruisewiz and Robert Kessing.
Rohan Dennis, Steven Cruisewiz and Robert Kessing. © Cor Vos

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