The confrontation is spiced up by the fact that the two were team mates in the past few years until Bennett moved to Deceuninck-QuickStep after breaking free from BORA-hansgrohe. The Irishman made his dream come true with several stage wins at the Tour de France. He topped it off by taking home the green jersey.
Ackermann won two stages at the Tirreno-Adriatico this season. La Vuelta is his first Grand Tour of 2020.
Jasper Philipsen is a talented Flemish sprinter, who could pose a threat to the two. He outgunned Ackermann once in this year’s BinckBank Tour.
Favourites 4th stage 2020 Vuelta a España
*** Sam Bennett, Pascal Ackermann
** Jasper Philipsen, Matteo Moschetti
* Magnus Cort, Nic Dlamini, Jakub Mareczko, Max Kanter
Another interesting read: route 4th stage of the 2020 Vuelta.
Vuelta a España 2020 stage 4: profiles
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