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Tim Wellens takes stage 4 and overall lead in Vuelta a Andalucia

Tim Wellens stage 4 vuelta a andalucia

Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) has won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Andalucia on the cobbled uphill finish Alcalá de los Gazules.

Wellens used his Classics skills and crossed the finish line with a five-second advantage over Mikel Landa (Movistar) and a 12 second lead on Jakob Fuglsang (Astana).

“I knew on the second day I had really good legs from the second day. I also knew that the climb today was good for me, I took the chance I had,” Wellens said.

“Yesterday I did a lot of research on this climb, and that paid off. I had really good legs, I knew the final climb. The fact there were cobbles and you can ride next to the cobbles on the tarmac was really good for me.”

Vuelta a Andalucia 2018 – stage 4 results (Sevilla – Alcalá de los Gazules ):

1Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


2Mikel Landa (Movistar)


3Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


4Wout Poels (Team Sky)


5Floris de Tier (LottoNl-Jumbo)


6Marc Soler (Movistar)


7Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


8Luis León Sanchez (Astana)


9Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac)


10Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


General classification after stage 4:

1Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)


2Mikel Landa (Movistar)


3Wout Poels (Team Sky)


4Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)


5Luis León Sanchez (Astana)


6Marc Soler (Movistar)


7Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)


8Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac)


9Mikel Bizkarra (Euskadi-Murias)


10Sergio Pardilla (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)