Nairo Quintana moves into Volta a Catalunya lead after queen stage

Thomas De Gendt wins the stage as Nairo Quintana is the best of the overall contenders in the Volta a Catalunya's major mountain stage - Chris Froome loses time to rivals

Nairo Quintana on stage four of the 2016 Volta a Catalunya

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) staked his claim on the 2016 Volta a Catalunya, placing second on the 'queen' mountain stage to Port Ainé behind stage winner Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) to take the overall lead.

De Gendt took a solo victory after spending the day in the break, and managed to hold off the group of overall contenders behind him. It's De Gendt's first victory since he won a stage in the same race in 2013.

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