• Sir Bradley Wiggins led an elite front group into the finish in Calella
  • After the rain and snow of recent weeks the peloton were happy to be riding in bright sunshine
  • Wiggins was making a return to action following a spell training in Tenerife
  • Christian Knees excels at the job of keeping the Brit out of the wind
  • Christian Meier and Cristiano Salerno made tracks in the early break
  • Omega Pharma - Quick-Step and Movistar were happy to set the pace on the front
  • Rigoberto Uran was a stage winner in the race last year and took fifth overall
  • The race marked a return to action for David Zabriskie and Tom Danielson
  • After a strong performance at Paris-Nice David Lopez arrived back in Spain in great form
  • The stage looked to be heading for a straightforward bunch sprint but some riders had other ideas
  • Josh Edmondson looked comfortable in his WorldTour race debut
  • Team Sky and Wiggins took it up the final time over the Alt de Collsacreu
  • Gianni Meersman won the bunch kick...
  • ...The Belgian taking the spoils and the early race lead

Volta a Catalunya - Stage One Gallery

Sir Bradley Wiggins led an elite front group into the finish in Calella