Dan Martin extends his lead in the Volta a Catalunya
DAN Martin has further extended his lead in the Volta a Catalunya after the penultimate stage ended in a bunch sprint.
The 179km sixth stage from Almacelles to Valls was won by Gianni Meersman of Orica-GreenEdge, who also won the Volta's opening two stages, and was the winner of the 2012 Milan-San Remo.
Irishman Martin remains top of the general classification, extending his lead over Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez of Katusha from 14 to 17 seconds.
The race ends in Barcelona tomorrow after eight laps of a circuit which features Montjuic.