the eritrean cyclist Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) imposed this Wednesday with great authority the sprint in Altea (Alicante) in first stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadellafter being the fastest to cover 189.4 kilometers in the opening Valencian round.
At an unofficial time of 4:38.12, Girmay took advantage of his team’s work and did not give any option to his rivals in a sprint where Olav Kooij (Jumbo-Visma) and Spanish García Cortina (Movistar) completed the podium.
Starting from Orihuela (Alicante), the first day passed calmly until the last part of the Coll de Rates, when Bahrain Victorious set the pace with sixty kilometers to go. The pace did not drop in connection until the second port of the day, Bernia, but the majority of the peloton came close to the decisive section of the stage.
Source: La Verdad
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