Bahrain-Merida's Iván Cortina wins Tour of California stage five

Tejay van Garderen (EF-Education First) maintains his lead in the general classification, though it has been cut to four seconds

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Bahrain-Merida’s Iván García Cortina scored his first WorldTour win of his career, winning stage five of the Tour of California.

The 23-year-old Spaniard was the fastest in a smaller-than-expected group to reach the finish line together, beating Maximiliano Richeze (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Sergio Higuita (EF-Education First).

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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.