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Dennis wins time trial in Volta a Catalunya, fifth place for Kruijswijk | NOW

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 Rémi 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. At 23.00, the Dutchman was a few seconds faster than INEOS leaders Richie Porte, Adam Yates and Geraint Thomas. 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.

Wilco Kelderman (BORA-hansgrohe) finished twelfth, 53 seconds behind Dennis. Thijmen Arensman (sixteenth), Koen Bouwman (seventeenth) and Robert Gesink (twentieth) also had good results.

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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.

Results of the Tour de Catalonia time trial

  • 1. Rohan Dennis (INEOS) 22.27
  • 2. Rémi Cavanga (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +0.05
  • 3. João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +0.28
  • 4. Brandon McNulty (UAE Emirates) +0.29
  • 5. Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) +0.33
  • 6. Richie Porte (INEOS) +0.35
  • 7. Adam Yates (INEOS) +0.35
  • 8. Josef Cerny (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +0.38
  • 9. Stefan De Bod (Astana) +0.39
  • 10. Geraint Thomas (INEOS) +0.47



Source site www.nu.nl

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