Volta a Catalunya - Michael Matthews: We were motivated to get a result for Wilco today
Mar 31 2019 03:43 am CET

Volta a Catalunya - Michael Matthews: We were motivated to get a result for Wilco today
Volta a Catalunya - Michael Matthews: We were motivated to get a result for Wilco today
(c)Team Sunweb

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) was the fastest man at the finish metres of the Volta a Catalunya's sixth stage. This is the second victory for the rider in the Spanish race.

After the escape group of the day, the teams headed for a fast finale in which the Australian showed once more to be in a good form for the final sprints. This victory came for the team one day after its GC leader Wilco Kelderman crashed out with a broken collarbone and neck vertebrae, so it worked to find some new inspiration.

"I was really tired after the difficult few stages we’ve had so I wasn’t sure if I would be up for the sprint today," said the rider at the finish line. "However, around halfway through the stage I felt much better and the team started to work at the front. The sprint was very technical but the guys positioned me at the head of the bunch coming under the flamme rouge.

"I followed the right wheels and just had enough to hold on for the win. The team were very motivated to get a result for Wilco today after his crash in yesterday’s stage and I’m really happy we pulled it off."




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