Davide Cimolai, the Italian driver, claimed the win after a spring finish on stage 6 of Volta a Catalunya, as Team Sky’s Chris Froome made it to the 8th position overall.
The Lampre-Merida racer passed ahead of Giant-Alpecin’s Nikias Arndt as well as Lotto Soudal’s Tosh Van der Sande following breakaway leader Dimension Data’s Cameron Meyer had finally been closed down over last kilometre.
It was the first win of Lampre-Merida of a frustrating season. Nairo Quintana of Movistar kept his overall lead with an end in the peleton, 7 seconds ahead of Alberto Contador of Spain, while defending champ Richie Porte stays in the third spot seventeen seconds back.
Froome, a Brit star, is just forty-six seconds off the pace going into the final hilly hundred and thirty six kilometers circuit stage across the Montjuic region of Barcelona. Cimolai told that finally, they got their first victory after working very hard all through the week. It was really important after an inauspicious season.