Tirreno-Adriatico 2021: Stage win and GC lead Pogacar in Queen Stage

Tadej pogacar ta - Tirreno-Adriatico 2021: Stage win and GC lead Pogacar in Queen Stageimage: Cor VosTadej Pogacar climbs to triumph on the finish climb of the Tirreno's Queen Stage, while Simon Yates finishes in second. The Tour de France Champion is the new GC leader, 35 seconds ahead of Wout van Aert and Sergio Higuita. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Tirreno-Adriatico 2021

1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.06
3. Sergio Higuita (col) + 0.29
4. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
5. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.31
6. João Almeida (por) + 0.35
7. Matteo Fabbro (ita) + 0.42
8. Simon Carr (gbr) s.t.
9. Wout van Aert (bel) + 0.45
10. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.

11. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.58
12. Gerain Thomas (gbr) s.t.
13. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.17
16. Vicezo Nibali (ita) + 1.27
17. Julian Alaphlippe (fra) + 1.44

GC after stage 4
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Wout van Aert (bel) + 0.35
3. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.
4. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.38
5. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.41
6. João Almeida (por) + 0.45
7. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 0.55
8. Simon Carr (gbr) + 1.03
9. Matteo Fabbro (ita) + 1.12
10. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.25

Race report
Mattia Bais and Mads Würtz Schmidt are the first attackers before Benjamin Thomas and Emil Vinjebo bridge across. Vinjebo can’t follow the pace and is joined by Marco Canola. Together the two rejoin the lead group.

The five open up a maximum gap of more than 9 minutes.

Würtz Schmidt goes alone on the finish climb, while Geraint Thomas goes after him in the last 7 kilometres. Pogacar rejoins the Welshman en when the two catch the lone attacker – 5 kilometres before the finish – the Tour de France Champion heads out alone.

Van Aert tracks down Thomas before Bernal strikes. Landa and Yates rejoin the Colombian. The Briton leave heads out alone, while Van Aert tracks the other two down. Bernal drops back.

Pogacar holds off Yates by 6 seconds to move into the overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2021 Tirreno-Adriatico.

Tirreno-Adriatico 2021 stage 4: routes, profiles, more

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