Quintana vows to battle on regardless of dropping Volta a Catalunya lead


The 2 essential mountain phases of the Volta a Catalunya could also be fading within the race’s rear view mirror however the battle for the general confirmed no signal of abating on Friday’s stage 5 with João Almeida (UAE Staff Emirates) ousting Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) from the lead by only one second.

Beforehand tied on time together with his Colombian rival on GC, Almeida edged forward of Quintana within the second intermediate dash  of the stage to grab a bonus second for third place, sufficient to propel the Portuguese racer into the lead.







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