Yates leader of the Tour of Catalonia after victory of the day

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With the victory of the day, Briton Adam Yates also took over the green and white jersey of the leader in the first Pyrenees climbing tour of the 100th Tour of Catalonia. On the third stage from Canal Olimpic de Catalunya to the 2,145 meter high Vallter 2000 ski station with a final 11.4 kilometer climb, Yates won solo.

The Ineos driver distanced the Colombian Esteban Chaves by 13 seconds and the old Spanish star Alejandro Valverde by 0:19 seconds. First pursuer of Yates in the overall standings is his Australian team-mate Richie Porte, 45 seconds behind, followed in third place by the previous leader Joao Almeida (POR / Deceuninick-QuickStep).

The next climbing tour awaits the riders on Thursday. On the 166.5-kilometer fourth stage from Ripoll to Port Aine, an ascent of the first and two mountains of the highest category are on the program. The goal is at an altitude of 1,967 meters. The tour ends in Barcelona on Sunday.





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Yates leader Tour Catalonia victory day

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