Groves steals the show in stage 4 of Volta a Catalunya


Kaden Groves won a mass bunch sprint for the line on stage four of the Volta a Catalunya on Thursday on a largely flat run to Sabadell.

Primoz Roglic and Remco Evenepoel remain locked on the same time atop the overall standings with three stages remaining, including a summit finish on Friday.

Groves pipped Bryan Coquard at the line by using a late-thrust, bike-throw move to win by centimetres.

The race left the Pyrenean thermal spa village of Llivia at 1200m altitude for a 188km run to Sabadell. A five-rider break never got too far ahead and Evenepoel’s Soudal-Quick Step team made sure the race ended in a mass sprint.

However, Friday’s stage five from Tarragona winds back into the mountains for a run that culminates in a giant climb to a summit finish where stamina may start to sap.


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