Tao Geoghegan repeats victory and Sivakov remains leader

The British Tao Geoghegan (Sky) has repeated victory in the Tour of the Alps to prevail in the fourth stage ahead of Nibali. His teammate Sivakov is still leader.

The British Tao Geoghegan (Sky) has repeated victory in the Tour of the Alps to prevail in the fourth stage played between Baselga di Pinè and Cles, of 134 kilometers, in which his Russian teammate Pavel Sivakov kept the leader's jersey. In another exhibition of the Sky team, which already has 3 victories in the Alpine race, the loot was in the squadron that heads Chris Froome, thanks to two young runners who ask for step by shouting. Geoghegan won the game against Italian Vincenzo Nibali in a heads up speed and Sivakov entered fourth keeping the leader's jersey, ahead of the Polish Rafal Malka.

The four riders were the protagonists of the good break of the day, that started Nibali on the rise of the second port, 19 kilometers from the finish line. But the two new, apart from helping in defense of the same shirt, were able to play the tricks to prevent rivals from taking off and also finished off with the double objective of winning the stage and retaining the lead.

Geoghegan, Londoner of 24 years, he raised his arms, tal and as he did in the opening day Kufstein, with a time of 3h.26.33, at an average of 38.9 kms / hour. He was the first to start in the sprint, enduring the momentum making useless the attempt of Nibali, who was left with seniority and lacked strength. The group of pursuers was presented in goal to 40 seconds with the head of the Sky Chris Froome to the front.

The party continues in the Sky with Sivakov, of 21 years and winner of the Giro "baby", in front of the general, with 27 seconds ahead of Tao Geoghegan and 31 against the Polish Rafal Majka, another illustrious veteran beaten by the two youth of the Sky. The first Spanish is Peio Bilbao (Astana), tenth to 2.39 minutes.

It was a stage with two important ports, the Forcella di Brez (1a), halfway and the Passo Predaia (2a), with the top to 19 of the goal, although to 4 of goal was another rise that made a dent at the end of the route. They animated the day that entered the Trento 7 corridors with double Spanish representation: Sergio Samitier (Euskadi Murias) and Alex Aramburu (Caja Rural). But the adventure fell 23 kilometers from the arrival, in the ascent to the second port, since both the Bahrain of Nibali and the Sky of Froome and Sivakov tensed the rhythm to play their strategies for the victory and general.

Nibali released the Traca in the ascent to Passo Predaia and selected the final group, which was still Froome. Majka jumped after the Sicilian cyclist, like Goeghegan and Sivakov. It was Majka who crowned in the lead and who started a vertiginous descent that put the score at 70 per hour. In the persecuting squad the Astana, without representatives in front, was in charge of taking the reins, with the Spanish Peio Bilbao in the fight.

In the last climb again released Majka, who opened the gap. Then Geoghegan pulled the car to link with the Polish and defend the leadership of Sivakov. The British not only caught up with the runaway within the last kilometer, but in the final stretch he had the strength to attack and climb the beard of Nibali himself, a champion of the big three. The youth could with the veteranía.

This Friday the fifth and last stage will take place between Caldaro and Bolzano with a route of 148.7 kilometers.

.- Classification of the stage:

.1. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR) Sky 3h: 26: 32

.2. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain-Merida m.t

.3. Rafal Majka (POL) Bora-Hansgrohe m.t

.4. Pavel Sivakov (RUS) Sky m.t

.5. Chris Froome (GBR) Sky to


.6. Mattia Cattaneo (ITA) Androni Giocattoli m.t

.7. Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS) Gazprom-Rusvelo m.t

.8. Hubert Dupont (FRA) AG2R m.t

.9. Mikel Bizkarra (ESP) Euskadi Murias m.t

10. Jan Hirt (CZE) Astana m.t

.- General classification:

.1. Pavel Sivakov (RUS) Sky 14h: 53: 40

.2. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBR) Sky at 27

.3. Rafal Majka (POL) Bora-Hansgrohe to 31

.4. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain-Merida to 33

.5. Jan Hirt (CZE) Astana to 48

.6. Mattia Cattaneo (ITA) Androni Giocattoli at 1: 03

.7. Aleksandr Vlasov (RUS) Gazprom-Rusvelo at 2: 0


.8. Giovanni Carboni (ITA) Bardiani CSF at 2: 30

.9. Chris Froome (GBR) Sky at 2: 3


10. Pello Bilbao (ESP) Astana at 2: 39.

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