Volta a Catalunya: Davide Cimolai wins opening stage in sprint finish
- Updated: March 21, 2017
Italian rider Davide Cimolai claimed a narrow victory in a sprint finish on the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya in Spain.
The FDJ rider edged out Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni, of Team Cofidis, at the end of Monday’s 179km stage in Calella.
Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Alejandro Valverde – the favourites for victory in the seven-stage race – finished safely in the pack.
Tuesday’s stage is a 41.3km team time trial in Banyoles.