Volta a Catalunya: Paterski fourth in the final stage. Rodriquez wins in the general classification

The last stage of the Volta Catalunya race with the finish line in Barcelona won Lieuwe Westra (Astana). Maciek Paterski (CCC Polsat Polkowice) finished in fourth place. Joaquim Rodriguez triumphed in the overall standings.

During the last day of the race the Volta a Catalunya, the riders raced on the 120 -kilometer route that led roads around Barcelona. In the final stage the riders overcame eight 6 -kilometer round in Barcelona with a driveway at Montjuic , where the mountain positioned kat.3 bonuses . Route the last 7.etapu was very demanding and technically difficult (especially riding on rounds ) and an additional obstacle for cyclists turned out to be raining that day rain .

The last stage of the race started well luckily for cyclists ‘orange’ . The escape which was formed shortly after the start of the peloton came Maciek Paterski . The fleeing group rode : Lieuwe Westra ( Astana ) , Stef Clement ( Belkin ) , Marcus Burghardt (BMC ) , Daniele Ratto ( Cannondale ) , Cédric Pineau ( ) , Boris Valle ( Lotto ), Thomas Voeckler ( Europcar ) , Perrig Quemeneur ( Europcar ) , Fumiyuki Beppu ( Trek ) , Yohan Bagot ( Cofidis ) , Jérôme Baugnies ( shrouds ) and Michel Kreder ( shrouds ) .

Runaway began working as a group and pretty quickly gained an advantage over the peloton , which before entering the round in Barcelona was about four minutes . The peloton started to chase the escapees team leader , assisted by the Katusha team Omega Pharma – Quick Step . Still the rain made ​​the ride on challenging rounds of the streets of Barcelona has become particularly dangerous. With runaway thirteen remained at the forefront of only five : Voeckler , Bagot , Burghart , Westra and Paterski , still keeping the advantage over the peloton within three minutes .