Giro 2022: Kämna wins at Mount Etna, López takes pink jersey

Lennard Kamna - Giro 2022: Kämna wins at Etna, López takes pink jerseyimage: Cor VosLennard Kämna and Juan Pedro López are the remaining attackers from the breakaway on Mount Etna. The German bests the Spaniard in the two-up sprint, while the Spaniard moves into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2022 Giro

1. Lennard Kämna (ger)
2. Juan Pedro López (spa) s.t.
3. Rein Taaramäe (est) + 0.34
4. Sylvain Moniquet (bel) + 2.12
5. Mauri Vansevenant (bel) s.t.
6. Gijs Leemreize (nld) + 2.31
7. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 2.37
8. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
9. Pello Bilbao (spa) s.t.
10. João Almeida (por) s.t.
– GC riders s.t.

53. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 9.10

GC after stage 4
1. Juan Pedro López (spa)
2. Lennard Kämna (ger) + 0.39
3. Rein Taaramäe (est) + 0.58
4. Simon Yates (gbr) + 1.42
5. Mauri Vensevenant (bel) + 1.47
6. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.55
7. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 2.00
8. João Almeida (por) s.t.
9. Richie Porte (aus) + 2.04
10. Romain Bardet (fra) + 2.06

11. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.
12. Mikel Landa (spa) + 2.15
13. Thymen Arensman (nld) s.t.
14. Jai Hindley (aus) + 2.16
16. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 2.20
19. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 2.32
21. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 2.39
22. Iván Sosa (spa) + 3.05

Race report
Thomas De Gendt is among the early attackers. Also on board, Nico Denz, Natnael Testfatsion, Davide Ballerini, Vincenzo Albenese, Matthew Holmes and Jonathan Caicedo. They are not given any leash.

A group with Lennard Kämna, Gijs Leemreise, Mauri Vansevenant, Valerio Conti, Rein Taaramäe, Davide Villella, Juan Pedro López and Sylvain Moniquet opens a gap after 10 km. This is the right move. Stefano Oldani, Rémy Rochas, Alexander Cataford, Diego Camargo, Erik Fetter and Lilian Calmejane bridge across and the fourteen carve out a lead of 12 minutes.

The peloton is trailing at 6 minutes when Oldani heads out alone just before the finish climb. Pink jersey Mathieu van der Poel is distanced from the peloton on the early slopes.

López attacks from the chase group with 11 kilometres to go. He distances Leemreise, Vansevenant, Moniquet, Taaramäe and Kämna to gobble up Oldani and continue on his own. Meanwhile, Tom Dumoulin can’t follow the pace on the lower slopes.

Kämna accelerates inside the last 8 kilometres with Vansevenant and Moniquet in his wheel. The German speeds up again to drop the two Belgians and head out alone.

Kämna makes the catch 2.5 kilometres before the finish. The two stays together until the German outguns the Spaniard in the two-up sprint. López can take comfort in the fact that he is the new leader on GC.

The peloton – featuring all GC contenders, except Dumoulin and Nibali – crosses the line 2.37 minutes later.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2022 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2022 stage 3: routes, profiles, more

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