Chris Froome fell out of contention for the Tour of Catalonia after ceding over 25 minutes to leader Alejandro Valverde during the sixth stage on Saturday. A group attack that included Valverde's Movistar broke away early and left Froome behind in the peloton. The three-time Tour de France winner, who entered the stage second in the classification at 21 seconds behind Valverde, was unable to close the gap and faded the rest of the way.
Sir Bradley Wiggins believes he is going to "shock a few people" when he has his say over the mystery package controversy and says doping is "the worst thing" he could have possibly been accused of. Wiggins is currently embroiled in a scandal, along with Team Sky and British Cycling, and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) are currently investigating the decorated Olympian over a mystery medical package he received during the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2011. Team Sky general manager Sir Dave Brailsford said the package contained Fluimucil, a decongestant used to treat colds, but it is alleged Wiggins was actually injected with the corticosteroid triamcinolone.
South African Daryl Impey won the sixth stage of the Tour of Catalonia as Chris Froome fell out of contention after being trapped on the wrong side of a peloton split on Saturday. Italians Alessandro De Marchi and Dario Cataldo looked set to contest a two-man sprint after jumping away from the leading group 15km from the end but they were reined in within 50 meters of the line as Orica Scott's Impey surged ahead.