Alejandro Valverde sprints to Volta a Catalunya stage two victory to move into race lead

Defending champion moves into race lead after stage two

Alejandro Valverde wins stage two of the Volta a Catalunya

(Image credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) sprinted to victory on stage two of the Volta a Catalunya, proving too fast for Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) and Jay McCarthy (Bora-Hansgrohe) to move into the race lead.

37-year-old Valverde, twice a winner of the race overall, took his eighth Volta a Catalunya stage victory at a flat end to a slow stage in north-east Spain.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.