Racing overshadowed by Brussels attacks
22 March 2016

Volta a Catalunya (st. 2)

Perfect work by Movistar Team to look after Nairo on Catalunya stage two reasonably irrelevant after terrorism strikes Belgium

Life carried on with a weight even harder to bear for the Movistar Team and the whole peloton in the Volta a Catalunya on Tuesday. The race covered its second stage – 179km between Mataró and Olot, with Bouhanni (COF) again victorious at the bunch sprint finish – with its mind always put on the disgraceful incidents that happened in Brussels early on Tuesday morning.

Anacona, Soler, Erviti, Fernández and José Herrada abstracted themselves to do their best again, leading Nairo Quintana to a comfortable 20th place before the first mountain stage on Wednesday. Coubet, Toses and two climbs of La Molina, all of them Cat-1 for a total 172km, will start defining the GC outcome before Thursday’s showdown in Port Ainé.