Luka Mezgec wins opening stage of Volta a Catalunya

Luka Mezgec takes race lead after winning stage one bunch sprint

Luka Mezgec wins stage one of the 2014 Tour of Catalonia

(Image credit: Watson)

Luka Mezgec (Giant-Shimano) won the bunch sprint at the end of the opening stage of the 2014 edition of Volta a Catalunya on Monday to take the early race lead.

Mezgec edged out Leigh Howard (Orica-GreenEdge) in the frantic final sprint at the end of the hilly route around Calella. Julian Alaphilippe (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) placed third.

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