Once again, the peloton of Volta Catalunya (2.UWT) faced horrendous weather conditions this Saturday, in a 6th stage that covered the Costa Daurada for 168.6 kilometers, connecting the localities of Salou and Cambrils.
From the outset, the riders of the Belgian World Team went on the offensive through Simone Petilli, who was already in the breakaway on stage 3. As part of a trio, the Italian climber occupied the front of the race before being caught at the foot of the Coll de les Llebres (10 km at 6%).
It was in this 1st category difficulty, whose summit was located at kilometer 39, that the race exploded. A duo who broke away on the slopes resisted the return of the peloton, which included Jan Bakelants, Laurens Huys and Jan Hirt. Eleven years after his last top 10 in the event, Jan Bakelants sprinted to sixth place.