Where's that GPS?
Stage Four Re-cap:
Not a remarkable stage. Quick-Step is having another good start to a GT with now two stage wins (good win by Trentin over Lobato) and a man in 2nd on GC. There were a few crashes and but no major change in the GC. Pretty standard Sprinter's stage in a GT.
The next stage should prove more interesting.
General Classification (Top Ten) after Stage Four:
1) Christopher Froome (Sky) 08:53:44
2) David de la Cruz (Quick-Step) 00:00:02
3) Nicolas Roche (BMC) 00:00:02
4) Tejay van Garderen (BMC) 00:00:02
5) Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) 00:00:10
6) Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Orica-Scott) 00:00:11
7) Fabio Aru (Astana) 00:00:38
8) Adam Yates (Orica-Scott) 00:00:39
9) Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) 00:00:48
10) Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) 00:00:48
The Jersey's after Stage Four:
Leader: Chris Froome (Sky)
Points: Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step)
Mountains: Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac)
Stage Five: Benicàssim - Alcossebre, 175.7 km
Five categorized climbs and a mountain-top finish - one for the grinders.
I suspect Sky will be eyeing Nibali here, whom I believe is the most threatening to Froome right now, which might present someone lower on the pecking order a chance to run.
Sky will try to keep this one under control of course, but I'd not be surprised to see Chaves or Aru attempt to take a flyer on the last ascent to gain some seconds on Froomie.
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