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Higuita secures Volta a Catalunya victory in Barcelona


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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 - 101st Edition - 7th stage Barcelona - Barcelona 138.5 km - Andrea Bagioli (ITA - Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) - Attila Valter (HUN - Groupama - FDJ) - Fernando Barceló (ESP - Caja Rural - Seguros RGA) - photo Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022

Andrea Bagioli (left) beat Atilla Valter (centre) in a decreased dash end (Picture credit score: Luis Angel Gomez/SprintCyclingAgency©2022)
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CAMBRILS SPAIN MARCH 26 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia of Colombia and Team Bora Hansgrohe celebrates at podium as Blue Points Jersey winner during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 6 a 1685km stage from Costa Daurada SalouCambrils to Costa Daurada SalouCambrils VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 26 2022 in Cambrils Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) received the Volta a Catalunya (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel of Spain and Team Euskaltel Euskadi red mountain jersey Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas of Colombia and Team Arka Samsic Jos Herrada Lopez of Spain and Team Cofidis and Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia of Colombia and Team Bora Hansgrohe green leader jersey during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The peloton await the beginning of the ultimate stage (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 A general view of the peloton compete at start during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

A hen’s-eye view of the peloton within the impartial zone (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Kaden Groves of Australia Callum Scotson of Australia Christopher Juul Jensen of Denmark and Damien Howson of Australia and Team BikeExchange Jayco lead the peloton during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

BikeExchange-Jayco lead the peloton early on (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 Larry Warbasse of United States and AG2R Citren Team competes during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Larry Warbasse (AG2R Citroen) on the assault (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Larry Warbasse of United States and AG2R Citren Team Hugh Carthy of United Kingdom and EF Education Easypost and Mikel Bizkarra Etxegibel of Spain and Team Euskaltel Euskadi red mountain jersey compete during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Hugh Carthy (EF-EasyPost) (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia of Colombia and Team Bora Hansgrohe green leader jersey competes during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Higuita and Carapaz are 1-2 after their stage 6 assault (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 Michael Storer of Australia and Team Groupama FDJ competes in the breakaway during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Michael Storer (Groupama-FDJ) leads the break of the day (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 Carlos Verona Quintanilla of Spain and Movistar Team and the peloton compete during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The peloton throughout stage 7 (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers blue points jersey competes during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Olympic champion Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR PierreLuc Perichon of France and Team Cofidis Hugh Carthy of United Kingdom and EF Education Easypost Jan Bakelants of Belgium and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux compete during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

A downhill run for the peloton (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 Vadim Pronskiy of Kazahkstan and Team Astana Qazaqstan compete in the breakaway during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Vadim Pronskiy (Astana Qazaqstan) within the break (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Sbastien Reichenbach of Switzerland Antwan Tolhoek of Netherlands Giulio Ciccone of Italy and Team Trek Segafredo and Michael Storer of Australia and Team Groupama FDJ compete in the breakaway climbing the Alt del Castell de Montjuc during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

A rear view of the riders throughout stage 7 (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Ben Zwiehoff of Germany and Team Bora Hansgrohe Louis Vervaeke of Belgium and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl and the peloton climbing the Alt del Castell de Montjuc during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The riders climb above the town of Barcelona on stage 7 (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Sebastian Henao Gomez of Colombia and Team Astana Qazaqstan and Christopher Juul Jensen of Denmark and Team BikeExchange Jayco compete during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

BikeExchange and Astana lead the peloton (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Steven Kruijswijk of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma and Quentin Pacher of France and Team Groupama FDJ climbing the Alt del Castell de Montjuc during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Kruijswijk and Pacher have been the final males standing from the breakaway (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Tobias Halland Johannessen of Norway and UNO X Pro Cycling Team Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin of Eritrea and EF Education Easypost Richard Carapaz of Ecuador and Team INEOS Grenadiers blue points jersey and Sergio Andres Higuita Garcia of Colombia and Team Bora Hansgrohe green leader jersey climbing the Alt del Castell de Montjuc during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Tobias Halland Johannessen and Richard Carapaz within the decreased favourites group (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 A general view of the peloton competing during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

The peloton on the closing circuit (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)
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BARCELONA SPAIN MARCH 27 LR Andrea Bagioli of Italy and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl Attila Valter of Hungary and Team Groupama FDJ sprint to stage win during the 101st Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2022 Stage 7 a 1387km stage from Barcelona to Barcelona VoltaCatalunya101 WorldTour on March 27 2022 in Barcelona Spain Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Images

Bagioli (left) beats Valter (centre) for the win (Picture credit score: Gonzalo Arroyo MorenoGetty Pictures)

Sergio Higuita (Bora-Hansgrohe) secured the general victory on the ultimate stage of the Volta a Catalunya, ending safely in a decreased lead group in Montjuïc Park in Barcelona to win his first WorldTour stage race.

Andrea Bagioli (QuickStep-AlphaVinyl) took the win on stage 7, outsprinting Atilla Valter (Groupama-FDJ) and Fernando Barceló (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) on the line because the GC favourites completed among the many lead group.

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