Joaquim Rodriguez wins Volta a Catalunya stage three to take race lead

Chris Froome attacks in final kilometre but no-one can stop Joaquim Rodriguez

Joaquin Rodriguez wins stage three of the 2014 Tour of Catalonia

(Image credit: Watson)

Joaquim Rodriguez won the third stage of the Volta a Catalunya today with an acceleration that his arch-rivals Chris Froome and Alberto Contador simply could not match.

The Katusha rider celebrated a solo victory after an attack within the final 500m of the 162.9km run to La Molina ski station.

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