Israel – Premier Tech finished off this year’s Volta a Catalunya on a good note with Corbin Strong taking fourth place on the stage and Michael Woods finishing sixth overall.
“I’m really happy to be taking a step forward again and finishing Top10 in a WorldTour stage race, which I haven’t done in a while”, Woods said after the race as he now looks ahead to the Ardennes Classics in April.
For Strong, today’s fourth place on the difficult stage in Barcelona meant he could end the race on a high after a late puncture ruined his chances of sprinting for the win yesterday. The 22-year-old Kiwi won the sprint behind the three leading riders, proving that he can also be a protagonist in the hillier races.
“Today’s type of race is the one I saw myself doing well in before I turned professional”, Strong explained. “Unfortunately, today’s sprint was only for fourth but I’m really happy with this result, especially after such a good team effort. I hope I can finally take a win in one of my next few races.”
Remco Evenepoel (Soudal – Quick Step) won the final stage, while Primoz Roglic (Jumbo – Visma) took the overall win in Volta a Catalunya.