Jarlinson Pantano wins stage five of Volta a Catalunya as Bernal closes gap on Valverde overall

Team Sky's Egnal Bernal cannily grabs bonus seconds in intermediate sprint to close gap on Alejandro Valverde in the Volta a Catalunya

Jarlinson Pantano wins stage 5 of the 2018 Volta a Catalunya. Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images.

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Jarlinson Pantano (Trek-Segafredo) put his climbing and descending skills to good use on stage five of the Volta a Catalunya on Friday, netting the win after a high-speed piece of descending.

The Colombian had attacked alongside Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Team Emirates) from the day's escape group on the final climb of the day around 15km from the finish.

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