Matteo Trentin sprints to victory in stage four of Vuelta a España

first_imgItaly’s Matteo Trentin won a sprint finish to claim the fourth stage of La Vuelta on Tuesday, while Chris Froome maintained his overall race lead.Trentin powered past Juan José Lobato and had time to lift his arms in victory as he crossed the finish line of the 198km (123 mile) flat ride from Andorra to the coastal city of Tarragona. “I was really looking for the victory because I have been going good this season,” he said. “Everybody pulled together. It was really beautiful coming into the finish.”The 28-year-old Trentin has now won stages at all three grand tours, with two stage wins on the Tour de France and one at the Giro d’Italia. Vuelta a España Reuse this content Trentin’s Quick-Step Floors team was second in the opening team time trial, Yves Lampaert and Trentin pulled off a one-two finish in the second stage, and David de la Cruz was second on the third stage.Stéphane Rossetto and Diego Rubio led a breakaway that was neutralised by the peloton with less than 10km (6.2 miles) to go.Froome, who finished in 17th place with the same time as Trentin, kept his two-second lead over De la Cruz, Nicolas Roche, and Tejay Van Garderen.Wednesday’s fifth stage is a hilly 175.7km ride from Benicassim to Alcossebre. The race ends in Madrid on 10 September. Share on WhatsApp Cycling Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Read more Share via Email Chris Froome has eye on history but Vuelta a España could spring surprises Share on Twitter news … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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