It’s Stage 4 of the Vuelta a San Juan and it was another day for the sprinters. Can you hear the drums, Fernando?
There was a bit of rain, but other than that, the stage didn’t feature anything untoward. Watching the last couple hundred metres of this sprint, you have to think that the addition of Max Richeze – who was so key in the QuickStep sprint train for Marcel Kittel and Elia Viviani over the past few seasons – to Fernando Gaviria‘s sprint train at UAE is going to set the Colombian rider up for many more wins this season.
The GC hasn’t changed – Remco Evenepoel is still in the leader’s jersey.
Switch off and just ride
Rudy Barbier (in what is quickly becoming my favourite kit in the peloton – LOVE the polka dot cap!) might have come in second to Gaviria but he was thrilled with his ride, as he wasn’t feeling his tip-top best during the stage. But some encouragement from the team car kept him going.
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