Rohan Dennis won the time trial in the Volta a Catalunya on Tuesday. Steven Kruijswijk was the best Dutchman in fifth place.
Dennis needed 22 minutes and 27 seconds for the 18 kilometer time trial. The two-time time trial world champion was five seconds ahead of the Frenchman Remi Cavagna.
The Portuguese João Almeida is the new leader in the general classification. The Deceunick-Quick-Step rider finished third in the chrono race, almost half a minute behind Dennis.
Kruijswijk gave in 33 seconds to the Australian from INEOS Grenadiers. The leader of Jumbo-Visma will ride his second race of 2021 in Catalonia, after he inconspicuously finished 29th in the final classification in Paris-Nice.
The first stage was won by the Dane Andreas Kron on Monday. The Volta a Catalunya will last until Sunday, with an uphill stage on Wednesday.
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