Thomas De Gendt takes stunning solo victory on Volta a Catalunya 2019 stage one

De Gendt takes the overall lead by almost three minutes after solo win

Thomas De Gendt on stage one of the 2019 Volta a Catalunya (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) soloed to stunning victory on stage one of the Volta a Catalunya, attacking from the breakaway to take the overall lead by almost three minutes.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).