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

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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)

4:26:33

2Mikel Landa (Movistar)

+05”

3Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

+12”

4Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+13”

5Floris de Tier (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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6Marc Soler (Movistar)

+17”

7Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+20”

8Luis León Sanchez (Astana)

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9Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac)

+21”

10Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

+24”

General classification after stage 4:

1Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal)

17:24:25

2Mikel Landa (Movistar)

+07”

3Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+11”

4Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

+14”

5Luis León Sanchez (Astana)

+20”

6Marc Soler (Movistar)

+32”

7Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+58”

8Simon Clarke (EF Education First-Drapac)

+01’05”

9Mikel Bizkarra (Euskadi-Murias)

+01’14”

10Sergio Pardilla (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

+01’24”