Adam Yates: 'No one expected Ineos to be 1-2-3 on the podium' at Volta a Catalunya

The Briton held onto the jersey from stage three until the end, describing it as a "special feeling" to win the Catalan race

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Adam Yates hailed a "perfect week" for himself and Ineos Grenadiers as he won the Volta a Catalunya with two team-mates joining him on the podium.

The Briton, who won the race's first summit finish atop Vallter 2000 on stage three, sealed victory comfortably in Barcelona on Sunday, winning by 45 seconds from Richie Porte with Geraint Thomas four seconds further back.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.