Alejandro Valverde out-sprints Dan Martin to win Volta a Catalunya stage three

Tejay van Garderen moves into the Volta a Catalunya overall race lead after summit finish

Alejandro Valverde wins stage three of the 2017 Volta a Catalunya

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Alejandro Valverde made up for the disappointment of his Movistar team's relegation after the previous day's team time trial by winning stage three of the 2017 Volta a Catalunya on Wednesday.

Valverde had briefly been awarded the overall race lead after the stage two TTT, but the whole Movistar team were handed a one-minute penalty after Jose Joaquin Rojas was seen pushing a team-mate. It was a messy scenario, but the Spaniard left little doubt over the result on stage three.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.