Voss takes surprise win in Catalonia prologue

Tour of Catalonia 2010, stage one ITT

Milram's Paul Voss was the surprise winner of the Tour of Catalonia's short, technical prologue in Lloret de Mar on Monday, taking the first professional victory of his career ahead of top specialists Levi Leipheimer and Andreas Kloden. HTC-Columbia's Mark Cavendish turned in a strong performance, finishing seventh, just four seconds back.

Voss's remarkable victory was by a tight margin, just one second ahead of Leipheimer and two up on Klöden, but he had worked hard for it.

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