Vuelta 2017: Trentin wins 4th stage, Froome still in red

matteo trentin 2017 - Vuelta 2017: Trentin sprints to victory, Froome still in redThe 4th stage of the Vuelta a España takes the riders across Catalonia to a flat finish in coastal town Tarragona. Matteo Trentin outsprints Juan Jose Lobato, while Chris Froome finishes safely in the bunch to retain in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2017 Vuelta

1. Matteo Trentin (ita)
2. Juan José Lobato (spa) s.t.
3. Tom Van Asbroeck (bel) s.t.
4. Jens Debusschere (bel) s.t.
5. Edward Theuns (bel) s.t.
6. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
7. Lorrenzo Manzin (fra) s.t.
8. Søren Kragh Andersen (den) s.t.
9. Youcef Reguigui (alg) s.t.
10. Jetse Bol (nld) s.t.

124. Daniel Moreno (spa) + 1.38
149. Domenico Pozzovivo (ita) + 3.25
156. Rafal Majka (pol) + 3.45

GC after the 4th stage
1. Chris Froome (gbr)
2. David de la Cruz (spa) + 0.02
3. Nicolas Roche (irl) s.t.
4. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
5. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.10
6. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.11
7. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.38
8. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.39
9. Romain Bardet (fra) + 0.48
10. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.

12. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.17
13. Warren Barguil (fra) + 1.22
14. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 1.29
16. Carlos Betancur (col) + 1.35
18. Louis Meintjes (rsa) + 1.43
19. Wout Poels (nld) + 1.44
22. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.56
23. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 1.57
24. Rui Costa (por) + 1.58
27. Daniel Moreno (spa) + 2.58
28. Alberto Contador (spa) + 3.10

Race report
Once the flag is dropped, Stéphane Rossetto, Diego Rubio, Nicholas Schulz and Juan Felipe Osorio give it a go. Johan Le Bon chases them down and with five they race to a maximum lead of more than 7 minutes.

On the Alto de Belltall Rossetto and Rubio leave their companions behind. They crest the summit almost 5 minutes ahead of the main group, but with 8 kms remaining they are the last two escapees to be reeled in.

In the ensuing sprint Trentin pips home-rider Lobato to become the 100th riders who won stages in alle three Grand Tours.

Read also: route 4th stage 2017 Vuelta.

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Matteo Trentin

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