A sprint finish after yesterday’s climbs
A sprint finish in LaVuelta’s fourth stage. The Italian Matteo Trentin won in Tarragona and he also took the green jersey. Vincenzo Nibali came safe with the main peloton while keeping his 5th position in General Classification with still 10 seconds gap from the race leader Chris Froome.
“It was an easy start – says sport director Vladimir Miholjevič – while the finale has become insidious with so many dangerous passages and slippery roads. In the last 3 kilometers, the bunch was very lengthy and this caused several falls. Luckily, for us there were no problems. “
“In the final there were many roundabouts – commented the 21-year-old Spaniard Ivan Garcia Cortina – and a bit of nervousness in the group. It’s my first Vuelta and for now everything goes for the best. The riders level is very high and for me it’s a great opportunity to learn”.
Tomorrow’s mid-mountain stage; 175km with uphill finish in Alcossebre, on the coast in the Valencia’s area. “The last 3 kilometers have important slopes – adds Miholjevič – but in addition to the last climb there are two others and also the downhill can make a great selection. We will need to be very careful”.