Wout Poels solos to victory in Volta a Catalunya stage five

The Dutchman went solo on the final climb of the 187.2km stage from a breakaway group

(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky scored their first victory in this year's Volta a Catalunya, with Wout Poels taking victory in a solo effort on the fifth stage of the race.

He got away from a breakaway group he'd spent much of the day in on the final climb of the 187.2km course from Rialp to Valls, and held off his fellow escapees to take the stage honours.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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