'I turned and there was Valverde, there was Froome, it was the dream escape!'

David Gaudu (FDJ) - the youngest rider in the WorldTour - found himself in prestigious company in the closing kilometres of the Volta a Catalunya stage four

Alejandro Valverde and Chris Froome (Sunada(

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

The youngest rider in the WorldTour peloton has described the moment that he found himself attacking at the Volta a Catalunya alongside Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).

On the final climb of the shortened stage four on Thursday, Marc Soler (Movistar) attempted to gain time on the peloton as he attacked up Turo del Puig.

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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.