Haig tops Fuglsang to take stage 4 in Vuelta a Andalucia

Jack Haig claimed his first stage victory of the season on a hard penultimate stage in Vuelta a Andalucia.

The Mitchelton-Scott rider attacked over the top of the final first category climb with only two riders for company, race leader Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and second overall Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren).

The trio battled it out for the stage victory into Granada, with Haig getting the better of the two in the sprint to take the victory and also regain valuable seconds to move himself up onto the podium with just one stage remaining.

“A big group went away, Astana controlled most of the day, and once we got close to the Granada city the pace ramped up, and then it was a full on race up the final climb,” Haig said. “I felt tired but nervous for the sprint.”

The 2020 Ruta del Sol concludes Sunday with a short 13-kilometer individual time trial in Cala del Mijas.

Vuelta a Andalucia 2020 – stage 4 results (Villanueva Mesia – Granada):

1Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)

3:07:35

2Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

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3Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)

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4Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)

+27”

5Ion Izagirre (Astana)

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6Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren)

+01’14”

7Marc Soler (Movistar)

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8Alvaro Cuadros Morata (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

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9Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal)

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10Andrey Zeits (Mitchelton-Scott)

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Vuelta a Andalucia 2020 – general classification after stage 4:

1Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

17:30:01

2Mikel Landa (Bahrain McLaren)

+14”

3Jack Haig (Mitchelton-Scott)

+35”

4Ion Izagirre (Astana)

+01’01”

5Pello Bilbao (Bahrain McLaren)

+01’44”

6Dylan Teuns (Bahrain McLaren)

+01’45”

7Marc Soler (Movistar)

+02’41”

8Ruben Fernandez (Fundacion-Orbea)

+02’50”

9Harm Vanhoucke (Lotto Soudal)

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10Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates)

+02’59”

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