Final KM: Volta a Catalunya St 4

Cold start and a red hot finish! Volta a Catalunya rocks into day four.

Volta a Catalunya Stage 4: La Seu d’Urgell to Igualada, 134km 

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) waited and waited on the wheel of FDJ’s Davide Cimolai before zipping off and scorching past him in the final 100m. Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott) rounded out the podium.

The riders woke to the sight of snow covered team buses and the welcome news that the stage would be shortened by 58km. The slopes of the Cat 2 Toro del Puig in the final 20km provided perfect ambush terrain. The best move came on the descent when FDJ’s young neo David Gaudu attacked with Movistarlet Marc Soler and were joined by Chris Froome (Sky) and Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde. They got a gap but the fast men would not be denied. Tejay van Garderen (BMC) finished safely in the bunch and there were no changes on GC ahead of the Queen Stage.

Highlights, we pick up before the last climb of the day…

Breakfast of champions and probably keeps the cold at bay….

You can see where Jarlison Pantano gets his smile from #MamaPantano…

The Gorilla was beaten by the final climb today – but you just KNOW he’ll be back

This is how much I like the sprint stages here in @voltacatalunya

A post shared by Andre Greipel (@andregreipel) on

Full report at Cycling News.

Race Website  Race Twitter #VoltaCatalunya

Header image: Nacer Bouhanni © JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s