Alvaro Hodeg sprints to comprehensive stage victory on opening day of Volta a Catalunya

Young Colombian takes his second victory in as many race days

Alvaro Hodeg wins the opening stage of the 2018 Volta a Catalunya

(Image credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Alvaro Hodeg (Quick-Step Floors) won the opening stage of the Volta a Catalunya with a dominant sprint performance in Calella.

The young Colombian was high on confidence having picked up his maiden pro victory at the Handzame Classic on Friday, and took his second win in as many race days.

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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.