Gerrans powers to victory in stage 6 of Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
Simon Gerrans cheated the sprinter aces when he accelerated out of the final corner and powered past them to cross the finish line in first position. Overall Volta Ciclista a Catalunya race leader Daniel Martin increased his lead to 17 seconds before tomorrow's final stage. Xavier Tondo commemorated.
Katusha and Movistar's Nairo Quintana is in third, 45 seconds behind Martin.
Today's stage was a tribute to Tondo. The stage finished in front of the town's stadium, which has been named after Tondo. Stage winner Gerrans was handed the stage winner's prize by Tondo's parents. A Xavier Tondo biography titled El triomf de l’obstinació will be revealed later tonight.
The 2013 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya concludes tomorrow with a stage in Barcelona, which includes the famous Montjuic climb as part of its eight lap finishing circuit. Look for explosive Rodriguez to challenge Martin's overall lead in a fierce manner.
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