Volta a Catalunya: Alejandro Valverde wins stage three, Geraint Thomas into third

Volta a Catalunya: Alejandro Valverde wins stage three, Geraint Thomas into third

Volta a Catalunya: Alejandro Valverde wins stage three, Geraint Thomas into third Valverde won the mountainous stage three in a little over five hours Spain’s Alejandro Valverde responded to losing the lead of the Volta a Catalunya because of a team penalty by winning the third stage on Wednesday. Valverde had topped the standings after Movistar won Tuesday’s time trial, only for officials to broaden an initial penalty to team-mate Jose Joaquin Rojas across the whole team. Valverde then outsprinted Ireland’s Daniel Martin to win stage three. He moves to…

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