Adam Yates seals Volta a Catalunya as Thomas De Gendt provides breakaway masterclass to win stage seven

The Belgian outfoxed Matej Mohorič to take his first win of the season

Thomas De Gendt win stage seven of the Volta a Catalunya 2021 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) provided yet another breakaway masterclass on stage seven of the Volta a Catalunya, getting himself into a large move before going clear alongside Matej Mohorič, then outfoxing the Bahrain-Victorious rider on the final ascent of the finishing circuit to solo across the line.

Mohorič had to settle for second, around 2o seconds back, as behind in the GC group Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) picked it up on the final climb to stave off any attacking ideas from fourth-placed Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who had looked menacing in the final 10km around Barcelona.

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