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Volta a Catalunya Stage 3 Results – Valverde Wins, Canada’s Woods 9th

by pedalmag.com
Michael Woods  ©  Cor Vos
March 22, 2017 (La Molina, Spain) – Canada’s Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac) claimed a stellar top 10 finish on Stage 3 from Mataró to La Molina, 181km, finishing 9th as Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team took the win in response to his team being penalized at yesterday’s TTT. Daniel Martin (Irl) Esp Floors was second and Adam Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott was third. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team continues to lead overall. Woods is now 29th on the GC.

Alejandro Valverde  ©  Cor Vos

Results (brief)

1. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team    5:07:12
2. Daniel Martin (Irl) Esp Floors
3. Adam Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott    0:03
4. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
5. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin
6. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky
7. Alberto Contador (Esp) Trek-Segafredo
8. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
9. Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac    0:08
10. Davide Formolo (Ita) Cannondale-Drapac

173. Svein Tuft (Can) Orica – Scott 24:44

GC after Stage 3

1. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    10:24:33
2. Samuel Sanchez (Esp) BMC Racing Team    0:41
3. Geraint Thomas (Gbr) Team Sky    0:44
4. Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Movistar Team    0:45
5. Christopher Froome (Gbr) Team Sky    0:49
6. Marc Soler (Esp) Movistar Team    1:10
7. Alberto Contador (Spa) Trek-Segafredo    1:13
8. Adam Yates (Gbr) Orica-Scott    0:01:18
9. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo    1:25
10. Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo

29. Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac     3:33
150. Svein Tuft (Can) Orica – Scott 29:42

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