Dan Martin times it right to win stage three of Volta a Catalunya and take race lead

Dan Martin storms past Nairo Quintana to win stage three of the Volta a Catalunya and move into the overall race lead

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Dan Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) took his second win of the season, timing his attack on La Molina just right to hold off the stellar list of climbers at the Volta a Catalunya.

The Irish rider shot past the attacking Nairo Quintana (Movistar) with around 200m to go and built up a big enough gap to see off the likes of Alberto Contador and Romain Bardet.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.