Tour of the Alps 2019: Geoghegan Hart outsprints Nibali, Sivakov still leader
The 4th stage of the Tour of the Alps takes in demanding climbs up the Forcella di Brez and Passo Predaia, while the finale features the steep La Puntara climb. Majka, Sivakov, Nibali and Geoghegan Hart battle it out with the young Briton coming out on top. The Russian youngster remains leader. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results 4th stage Tour of the Alps 2019
1. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr)
2. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
3. Rafal Majka (pol) s.t.
4. Pavel Sivakov (rus) s.t.
5. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.40
6. Mattia Cattaneo (ita) s.t.
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
8. Hubert Dupont (fra) s.t.
9. Mikel Bizkarra (spa) s.t.
10. Jan Hirt (cze) s.t.
Klassement na 4e etappe
1. Pavel Sivakov (rus)
2. Tao Geoghegan Hart (gbr) + 0.27
3. Rafal Majka (pol) + 0.31
4. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.33
5. Jan Hirt (cze) + 0.48
6. Mattia Cattaneo (ita) + 1.03
7. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 2.04
8. Giovanni Carboni (ita) + 2.30
9. Chris Froome (gbr) + 2.34
10. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 2.39
Following a fast start Zeits, Vuillermoz, Nibali (Antonio), Gesbert, Samitier and Zardini escape after more than 30 kilometres, while Aranburu bridges across. They race to a lead of 3 minutes before Samitier is the first rider to reach the top of the Forcella di Brez. The lead group is brought back on the Passo Predaia.
Vincenzo Nibali puts pressure on his rivals. Sivakov, Geoghegan Hart and Majka are the only riders left in his slipstream.
Majka attacks on the top of the steep La Puntara climb with 4 kilometres to go, but he is brought back under the flamme rouge. The race comes down to a sprint of four – or actually a sprint of two. Geoghegan Hart opens early and holds off Nibali to claim the win and move into second place overall. His team mate Sivakov stays in the GC lead.
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