Ruta del Sol 2020: Haig bests Landa and Fugslang in three-up sprint

In the penultimate stage the action boils down to the finale. Jack Haig, Mikel Landa and leader Jakob Fuglsang crest the Purche climb together before flying down into Granada. The Australian rider outguns the Basque and Dane on the line. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Ruta del Sol 2020

1. Jack Haig (aus)
2. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
3. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
4. Brandon McNulty (usa) + 0.27
5. Ion Izagirre (spa) s.t.
6. Dylan Teuns (bel) + 1.14
7. Marc Soler (spa) s.t.
8. Álvaro Cuadros (spa) s.t.
9. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) s.t.
10. Pello Bilbao (spa) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Jakob Fuglsang (den)
2. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.14
3. Jack Haig (aus) + 0.35
4. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 1.01
5. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 1.44
6. Dylan Teuns (bel) + 1.45
7. Marc Soler (spa) + 2.41
8. Ruben Fernandez (spa) + 2.50
9. Harm Vanhoucke (bel) s.t.
10. Brandon McNulty (usa) + 2.59

Race report
A group of eighteen riders jump clear after 11 kilometres. Ángel Madrazo, Nelson Oliveira, Sonny Colbrelli, Silvan Dillier and David de la Cruz are the most prominent attackers, while Lennard Hofstede, Floris De Tier, Kobe Goossens, Maurits Lammertink and Jimmy Janssens – who all were in a break somewhere this week – are also on board. The lead group carves out a maximum gap of almost 3 minutes.

The break is history with 25 kilometres out. A little later leader Fuglsang accelerates on the steeper slopes of the Purche climb. Landa closes the gap with Haig, McNulty, Izagirre and Soler on his wheel.

Fuglsang, Landa and Haig reach the crest together with McNulty and Izagirre 25 seconds in arrears. Which is enough to stay ahead.

In the streets of Granada Haig outsprints Fuglsang and Landa.

Ahead of the decisive time trial Fuglsang leads the GC 14 seconds ahead of Landa with Haig another 21 seconds further behind.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2020 Ruta del Sol.

Ruta del Sol 2020 stage 4: route, profiles, more

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Jack Haig

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