A 'dream come true' for Volta a Catalunya winner Sergio Higuita who now targets place among best GC riders

Higuita becomes the fifth Colombian to win the Catalan race

Sergio Higuita
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Sergio Higuita described winning the Volta a Catalunya as a "dream come true", the Colombian now setting his sights on becoming one of the best GC riders in the peloton.

During the seventh and final stage in Barcelona, the 24-year-old was able to hold onto his 16 second lead at the summit of the general classification, a lead that he earned a day before after spectacularly attacking 125km from the line with Ineos Grenadiers' Richard Carapaz.

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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.

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