Giro 2021: Dombrowski solos to victory, De Marchi takes maglia rosa

Joe Dombrowski - Giro 2021: Dombrowski solos to victory, De Marchi takes maglia rosaimage: Cor VosJoe Dombrowski solos to victory from the breakaway. Alessandro de Marchi finishes in second to move into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Giro d’Italia 2021

1. Joe Dombrowski (usa)
2. Alessandro De Marchi (ita) + 0.13
3. Filippo Fiorelli (ita) + 0.27
4. Louis Vervaeke (bel) + 0.29
5. Jan Tratnik (slo) s.t.
6. Atilla Valter (hun) + 0.44
7. Nicolas Edet (fra) + 0.49
8. Nelson Oliveira (por) + 0.57
9. Rein Taaramäe (est) + 1.33
10. Christopher Juul-Jensen (den) + 1.36

11. Egan Bernal (col) + 1.37
12. Giulio Ciccone (ita) s.t.
13. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
15. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
14. Hugh Carthy (gbr) s.t.
16. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 1.48
17. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
18. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
19. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.
20. Davide Formolo (ita) s.t.
26. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 2.11
27. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
29. Jai Hindley (nzl) s.t.
31. Marc Soler (spa) s.t.
38. George Bennett (nzl) + 3.06
49. João Almeida (por) + 5.58

GC after stage 4
1. Alessandro De Marchi (ita)
2. Joe Dombrowski (usa) + 0.22
3. Louis Vervaeke (bel) + 0.42
4. Nelson Oliveira (por) + 0.48
5. Atilla Valter (hun) + 1.00
6. Nicolas Edet (fra) + 1.15
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 1.24
8. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 1.28
9. Alberto Bettiol (ita) + 1.37
10. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 1.38

11. Egan Bernal (col) + + 1.39
13. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.44
15. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.49
16. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
19. Romain Bardet (fra) + 2.03
22. Pavel Sivakov (rus) + 2.08
25. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 2.15
26. Marc Soler (spa) + 2.16
27. Jai Hindley (aus) + 2.20
34. George Bennett (nzl) + 3.10

Race report
The riders leave Piacenza with a wet day ahead of them. Victor Campenaerts is the first attacker and Quinten Hermans goes with him. After 30 kilometres of hard racing Alessandro De Marchi, Filippo Zanna, Nicolas Edet, Márton Dina, Francesco Gavazzi, Rein Taaramäe, Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Joe Dombrowksi, Nelson Oliveira, Valerio Conti, Pieter Serry, Christoper Juul-Jensen, Koes de Kort, Louis Vervaeke, Pieter Serry, Andrea Vendrame, Filippo Tagliani, Nicola Venchiarutti, Jan Tratnik, Atilla Valter, Nico Denz, Filippo Fiorelli, Samuele Zoccarato and Jacopo Mosca bridge across to the duo. They carve out a lead of more than 6 minutes.

In the descent of the first classified climb Hermans, Juul-Jensen and Taaramäe jump clear. On the second Hermans can’t follow the pace, while De Marchi, Vervaeke, Dombrowski and Edet are the only remaining chasers at the top. Conti, Vendrame, Tratnik, Serry, Oliveira, Fiorelli, Dina, Gavazzi, Mosca and Valter rejoin them later.

Juul-Jensen and Taaramäe tackle the last climb 1 minute ahead of the chasers. The peloton is almost 5 minutes in arrears.

De Marchi and Dombrowski gobble up the two leaders 4 kilometres before the finish, while Foss and Almeida can’t follow the pace in the peloton. Dombrowski heads out alone.

Landa strikes in the peloton before Bernal, Carthy and Vlasov rejoin him. Meanwhile Dombrowski solos to trimph and De Marchi finishes in second to move into the overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2021 Giro.

Giro d’Italia 2021 stage 4: routes, profiles, more

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