Vuelta a Espana 2020 : Stage 4. Giro d’Italia 2020: Stage 19. Bennett, Cerny and whole lot of confusion

Sam Bennett (Deceuninck Quick Step) carried straight on with his winning ways by claiming victory on Stage 4 of La Vuelta – his seventh of the year. Initially given the jump by UAE Team Emirates Jasper Philipsen, the Irishman claimed the slipstream and zoomed past in the final pedal strokes. Meanwhile over at the Giro d’Italia, Josef Cerny delivered a fine solo victory for his CCC team, leaping away from the break with 20km to go. As marvellous as that was, it wasn’t the main story of stage 19 – as rider power turned what should have been the longest stage, into the shortest! There was no change on GC anywhere. Let’s get into it.
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Vuelta a Espana 2020 : Stage 3 – Martin punches to victory, Roglic hangs on

And the madness continues on Stage 3 of the Vuelta a Espana with a third consecutive summit finish. More attackity action in the final few kilometres culminating in a sprint finish among the GC contenders in which Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up) successfully surged ahead of race leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) cutting the latter’s advantage to just 4 seconds. KOM Richard Carapaz (INEOS) rounded out the podium. There was a gentle shake up on GC, largely due to a couple of mechanicals.

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Giro d’Italia 2020: Stage 18 – Jai Ho! Unflappable Sunweb Wins, Takes Maglia Rosa

We’ve waited for more than two weeks but today, the GC finally caught fire at Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia. On a monster 207km-long stage packed with four categorised climbs, including the famed Passo dello Stelvio, INEOS and Sunweb brought the race to life. After masterful work by teammates, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Jai Hindley were left to battle it out on the final climb for the stage. In the sprint to the line, Hindley sailed to victory. Behind, Hindley’s teammate Wilco Kelderman clawed his way to the finish with only 12 seconds in hand to claim the maglia rosa.

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