After a tough stage, Nicolás Tivani rose to fourth overall.
The fourth stage of the Vuelta had the starting point at the San Juan Villicum Circuit. From there, to the north, on Route 40, it had alternatives that called the attention. On the one hand, a group of 15 cyclists who successfully attempted the first breakaway of the race and some thirty men who surprisingly distanced from the peloton.
Notable among the Pro Tour were Davide Bais (EOK EOLO KOMETA CYCLING TEAM), Manuele Tarozzi (GBF GREEN PROJECT-BARDIANI CSF FAIZANE), who made up the initial break, being the only ones in their category to stay ahead for more than three hours.
That escape turned out to be very fruitful, coming to partially overtake the peloton by more than seven minutes. However, once the second mountain goal was passed, in Baños de Talacasto, with 106 km traveled, the group was reduced to nine cyclists.
The end of the stage found an end with 45 men fighting for victory. Peter Sagan from Team Total Energies was the best Pro Tour, finishing in second place, now occupying that same position in the general classification, ten seconds behind the new leader, Fernando Gaviria. Other highlights: Nicolás Tivani, once again in the top ten of the stage and a great rise in the general classification, placing 5th, 16 seconds behind the leader. Laureano Rosas was 9th in the stage and is now 18th in the sum of times.
This Thursday, the riders will have a day-off and the activity on the San Juan routes will continue on Friday with the dispute of the fifth stage starting at 3:10 p.m. in a neutralized start and three minutes later in a real game from Mendoza and Centenario streets, in Chimbas and Arrival in Alto Colorado, covering 173.7 km.
Photos: Peter Sagan fue el mejor ciclista Pro Tour en la cuarta etapa