Giro 2017 Stage 4: Jan Polanc’s persistence prevails on Etna, Quick-Steppers still in the pink

Would we get sparks or just a spot of smouldering on the slopes of Mount Etna on today’s stage 4 of Giro d’ItaliaJan Polanc was the only one left standing from the day’s four-man break atop Etna at the end of a day which sorted out the contenders. The young Slovenian managed to stay ahead of the fast closing Ilnur Zakarin, while Geraint Thomas was the best of the rest. Bob Jungels seventh place finish, on the same time as Thomas, was enough for him to assume the maglia rosa  (and best young rider jersey) from his team-mate Fernando Gaviria.
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