Dan Martin finishes sixth in Volta a Catalunya
Alejandro Valverde powers his way to second success in race with stage seven win
Dan Martin finished sixth in Volta a Catalunya. Photograph: Josep Lago/Afp
Movistar’s Valverde, who took a 53-second lead into the seventh and final stage, headed the sprint over the line in Barcelona’s Montjuic Park to claim the title.
Yates finished fourth with Ireland’s Daniel Martin two spots behind him courtesy of his sixth-place in the stage.
Team Sky’s Chris Froome, whose hopes evaporated during stage six, had to make do with 30th place.