Vuelta a Burgos 2020: Power triumph Sam Bennett, Evenepoel still leader
Sam Bennett powers to victory in the 4th stage of the Vuelta a Burgos. The Irishman attacks at the foot of a short climb to finish place Roa de Duero and wins the race 5 seconds ahead of Arnaud Démare and Giacomo Nizzolo. Remco Evenepoel stays in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results 4th stage Vuelta a Burgos 2020
1. Sam Bennett (irl)
2. Arnaud Démare (fra) + 0.05
3. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
4. Davide Cimolai (ita) s.t.
5. Lionel Taminiaux (bel) s.t.
6. Biniam Girmay (eri) s.t.
7. Jon Aberasturi (spa) s.t.
8. Martin Laas (est) s.t.
9. Alexander Edmondson (aus) s.t.
10. Rick Zabel (ger) + 0.08
GC after stage 4
1. Remco Evenepoel (bel)
2. George Bennett (nzl) 0.18
3. Mikel Landa (spa) 0.32
4. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.35
5. João Almeida (por) ) + 0.45
6. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.52
7. Ben Hermans (bel) + 1.02
8. Fabio Aru (ita) + 1.13
9. David de la Cruz (spa) + 1.42
10. Mikel Nieve (spa) + 1.45
Six riders go for it in the first hour and they race to a maximum lead of more than 4 minutes. The breakaway features Alejandro Ropero, Diego Pablo Sevilla, Riccardo Verza, Willie Smit, Txomin Juaristi and Damiano Cima.
Sevilla and Ropero are the last men standing inside the final 20 kilometres, but they are brought back with 12 kilometres remaining.
The last kilometre begins with a short climb to finish place Roa de Duero. Two riders go down in the hair pin at the base. Sam Bennett speeds up and opens a gap. The Irisman pushes on hard and wins the race tens of metres ahead of Arnaud Démare and Giacomo Nizzolo.
Remco Evenepoel finishes safely in the bunch to extend his overall lead.
Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2020 Vuelta a Burgos.
Vuelta a Burgos 2020 stage 4: route, profile, finale
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