Stage 4 | Escaldes-Engordany / Tarragona | Vuelta a España 2017
The Vuelta a España reached Spanish soil after it’s opening few days in France and Andorra, and although there are few seasoned sprinters in the race, the peloton nevertheless brought everything back together in time for the finish.
And it was the Italian Matteo Trentin who succeeded in giving Quick Step their second stage win of the race. They had hoped to lead him out for victory in Gruissan a couple of days ago but his team-mate Yves Lampaert took a flyer and ended up winning.
Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Fran Reyes report from Tarragona, where we hear from Trentin’s team-mate Julian Alaphilippe, about their lead-out work, from Caja Rural’s Australian rider Nick Schultz, who spent a lot of the day in the break, and from Tom Skuijns of Cannondale-Drapac, whose team-mate Tom Van Asbroeck finished third. We also get the verdict on Alberto Contador from Trek-Segafredo’s Peter Stetina, and hear from Nicolas Roche, who is lying third overall.
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