Richard Carapaz wins thrilling stage six of Volta a Catalunya after 125km attack with new leader Sergio Higuita

The Ecuadorian beat the Colombian in a sprint but the latter takes the race lead

Richard Carapaz
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Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) superbly won stage six of the Volta a Catalunya on a day of high drama and tension by the Mediterranean as Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) moved into the race lead.

With overnight race leader João Almeida (UAE-Team Emirates) holding just a second's advantage to Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) and multiple other riders within 30 seconds of Almeida, the penultimate stage was billed as a day for fireworks.

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