Slovenian cyclist Luka Mezgec registered a comfortable victory in the first stage of the Volta a Catalunya, whereas Chris Froome was successful in finishing it safely in the peloton. Mezgec capitalized on the support provided by his teammates at Giant – Shimano team to beat his closest opponent, Leign Howard of Orica – Greenedge , to clinch the title at Calella.
The third place was occupied by Omega Pharma’s Julian Alaphillipe who showed good performance to make his name among the star studded performance list of the event. Chris Froome was a major attraction of the Spanish event as lot of eyes was on the veteran’s performance. But he was able to negotiate the course without any incident after the undulating final course was followed by a rapid descent towards the destination. This was a huge challenge for Chris Froome and the crowd were ecstatic when the veteran went past the final line.
There was a serious lack of sprinters in the competition and it reflected on the slow start to the race, but as time went by, Mezgec was able to take an early lead of four seconds right before the tougher stages of the race. The rest of the race was not very difficult for the Slovenian as he gave one of the best performances of the season which prompted him to the pole position.
Chris Froome is one of the most well known faces in the cycling world and has been a constant feature in almost all the major races of the season. The veteran was not a surety for this race as he was hesitant about participating, but he was able to finish the race well and without any kind of incident. The next round of the race will take place tomorrow and the crowd must be excited to know what happens next.