The rider from Team Movistar becomes new UCI WorldTour ranking leader.
Alejandro Valverde confirmed his third overall success in the Volta a Catalunya, following splendid work from the Movistar Team all over the seven-day event. The Spaniard and his six team-mates overcame all attacks and difficulties during a lively 154km stage seven around Catalonia's capital, finishing with eight laps of the traditional circuit around the Barcelona mountain,and rounded off a week of impressive results.
The Blues leave this race with two stage wins by 'Bala', plus the individual GC and the KOM ranking; a 2nd spot overall for Nairo Quintana, third-place finisher atop La Molina; a 5th in the GC for Marc Soler and a resounding teams' classification win for the whole group. Valverde, atop on his Canyon equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic groupset and with Campagnolo Bora full carbon wheels, became the new leader of the 2018 UCI WorldTour individual ranking, equals Miguel Indurain with three Volta triumphs.
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