Ruta del Sol 2017: Coquard outsprints pack in Seville, Valverde retains lead

Stage 4 in the Ruta del Sol is played out on a hilly route with a flat finale. On the wide arrival in Seville Bryan Coquard is fastest. Alejandro Valverde is still in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2017 Ruta del Sol

1. Bryan Coquard (fra)
2. Daniel Hoelgaard (nor) s.t.
3. Hugo Hofstetter (fra) s.t.
4. Moreno Hofland (nld) s.t.
5. Raymond Kreder (nld) s.t.
6. Mihkel Räim (est) s.t.
7. Roman Makin (rus) s.t.
8. Maxime Farazijn (bel)z.t.
9. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
10. Eduard Prades (spa) s.t.

GC after 4th stage
1. Alejandro Valverde (spa)
2. Alberto Contador (spa) + 0.01
3. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.06
4. Wout Poels (nld) + 0.21
5. Diego Rosa (ita) + 0.45
6. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.48
7. Sebastien Reichenbach (swi) + 0.52
8. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 1.29
9. Ondrej Cink (cze) + 1.48
10. Javier Moreno (spa) + 1.50

Race report
With 25 kms done six riders break clear. Wallays, Keijzer, Cousin, Rubio, Owsian and Budding race to a maximum lead of almost 3 minutes.

With 5 kms left Rubio, Cousin and Keizer escape, but they are caught and the race boils down to a bunch sprint in Seville, where Bryan Coquard bests 23-years old Daniel Hoelgaard from Norway.

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