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Volta a Catalunya Stage 2 – Valverde is Victorious, Meier 29th

by pedalmag.com
Valverde (r) wins as his teammate Rojas celebrates  ©  Cor Vos
March 24, 2015 (Olot, Spain) – Canada’s Christian Meier (Orica GreenEdge) move up to 29th overall as Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team topped the field on Stage 2 from Mataró to Olot, 191.8km. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team) was second and Martin Elmiger (Sui) IAM Cycling placed third as Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice continues to lead. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team was 96th.

Maciej Paterski leads overall  ©  Cor Vos

Results

1. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team    5:02:49
2. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Esp) Movistar Team
3. Martin Elmiger (Sui) IAM Cycling
4. Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Bretagne-S_ch_ Environnement
5. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Team LottoNL-Jumbo
6. Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
7. Eduard Prades Reverte (Esp) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
8. Fabio Silvestre (Por) Trek Factory Racing
9. Pavel Kochetkov (Rus) Team Katusha
10. Davide Malacarne (Ita) Astana Pro Team

29. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge    
96. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team    

GC after Stage 2

1. Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice    9:36:20
2. Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    0:04
3. Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal    0:08
4. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team    2:40
5. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Movistar Team    2:44
6. Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling    2:46
7. Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky    2:47
8. Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky    2:48
9. Daniel Martin (Irl) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team    2:49
10. Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    2:50

29. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge    
135. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 18:23   





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