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Davide Cimolai takes Tour of Catalunya stage six in dramatic finish

Cimolai takes stage six in dramatic finish
By Eurosport

27/03/2016 at 01:03Updated 27/03/2016 at 04:25

Davide Cimolai (Lampre–Merida) took stage six of the Tour of Catalunya in a storming finish.

Cimolai triumphed in the sprint to the finish after Cameron Meyer of Dimension Data was caught in the final burst from the decisive breakaway.

The Italian gave Lampre-Merida their first victory of the season, beating Nikias Arndt, Tosh van der Sande and Simon Gerrans in a frantic finish.

Nairo Quintana of Movistar finished in the peloton to retain his overall race lead with Alberto Contador seven seconds back.

The race concludes on Sunday with a 136km stage around Barcelona's Montjuic region.

Stage six results

1. Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) 4:35.13

2. Nikias Arndt (Giant-Alpecin)

3. Tosh van der Sande (Lotto Soudal)

Lampre's Italian rider Davide Cimolai is kissed on the podium as he celebrates after winning the sixth stage of the 96th Volta Catalunya

Lampre's Italian rider Davide Cimolai is kissed on the podium as he celebrates after winning the sixth stage of the 96th Volta CatalunyaAFP

Overall standings

1. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) 23:07.41

2. Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) +0:07

3. Richie Porte (BMC) +0:17

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