Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Quintana climbs to victory and leaders jersey on Terminillo

nairo quintana 2017 - Tirreno-Adriatico 2017: Quintana climbs to victory and leaders jersey on TerminilloThe Queen Stage in the Tirreno-Adriatico takes in two intermediate climbs to finish on the Monte Terminillo after a 16.1 kilometres closing climb at 7.3%. Nairo Quinta goes solo with 2 kilometres remaining to climb to victory ahead of Geraint Thomas. The Colombian is the new overall leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Tirreno-Adriatico

1. Nairo Quintana (col)
2. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.18
3. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.24
4. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
5. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.29
6. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.41
7. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) s.t.
8. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
9. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.46
10. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.51

11. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
12. Jonathan Castroviejo (spa) s.t.
15. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
17. Rui Costa (por) + 1.22
25. Bob Jungels (lux) + 1.47
24. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
27. Robert Gesink (nld) s.t.
37. Fabio Aru (ita) + 4.06

GC after 4th stage
1. Nairo Quintana (col)
2. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.33
3. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.56
4. Jonathan Castroviejo (spa) + 1.01
5. Rohan Dennis (aus) + 1.06
6. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.19
7. Primoz Roglic (slo) + s.t.
8. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.23
9. Daniel Moreno (ita) + 1.27
10. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 1.29

13. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 1.37
14. Bob Jungels (lux) + 1.52
21. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 2.24

Race report
Shortly after the start Ballerini, Maestri, Marangoni, Mamykin, Gioux and Kump go on the attack. They race to a lead of 11 minutes. But when hitting the last climb Ballerini is the only leader left, 1 minute ahead of the chasing peloton.

Kwiatkowski accelerates with 13 kms to go and he is accompanied by Lammertink, Kreuziger, Spilak and Castroviejo. They gobble up Ballerini and race to a 30 seconds gap. Kreuziger and Lammertink are dropped.

With 7 kms to go Spilak speeds up and Castroviejo can’t follow the pace, 2 kms later Kwiatkowski is dropped also. On the lower slopes Adam Yates attacks in the peloton and Quintana, Thomas en Uran jump to his wheel. A little later, with around 2 kms left, Quintana closes the gap to Spilak. The Colombian leaves the Slovenian alone to solo to victory.

Read about the route of the 4th stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico 2017.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 stage 4: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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