Trentin gives Quick-Step Floors another Vuelta a Espana win

Matteo Trentin vuelta 2017 stage 4

Matteo Trentin gave Quick-Step Floors team a second stage win at the 2017 Vuelta a Espana, two days after he was runner-up to Yves Lampaert.

Trentin benefited from a strong lead-out from his team and timed his sprint to perfection, surging past Juan Jose Lobato (LottoNL-Jumbo) to take a maiden win on La Vuelta by a bike length.

The day was one for the sprinters, with only a third-category climb on the course, which didn’t pose any problem to the peloton.

Yves Lampaert was the last man in front of Matteo Trentin, and the Belgian made sure of pumping in the watts and keeping his Italian teammate on his wheel as he negotiated the tricky and technical final meters, before Trentin opened his sprint and emphatically powered to the line, beating Juan Jose Lobato (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac).

“We took responsibility again today and did the bulk of the work for most of the stage”, said Trentin. “Tim chased down the breakaway, then Bob and Niki protected me, while Julian and Yves brought me in a great position. I knew the last kilometer was a technical one, with several tight bends, but wasn’t worried at all about it, as I had Yves with me, who showed two days ago how good he is in such a situation. I am really happy I could repay all my teammates for their hard work and come out on top here.”

Vuelta a Espana 2017 – stage 4 results (Escaldes-Engordany – Tarragona):

1Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors)


2Juan José Lobato (LottoNL-Jumbo)


3Tom Van Asbroeck (Cannondale-Drapac)


4Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo)


5Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal)


6Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates)


7Lorrenzo Manzin (FDJ)


8Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)


9Youcef Reguigui (Dimension Data)


10Jetse Bol (Manzana Postobon)



General classification after stage 4:

1Chris Froome (Team Sky)


2David De La Cruz (Quick-Step Floors)


3Nicolas Roche (BMC)


4Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)


5Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida)


6Esteban Chaves (Orica-Scott)


7Fabio Aru (Astana)


8Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)


9Romain Bardet (AG2R)


10Simon Yates (Orica-Scott)


11Michael Woods (Cannondale-Drapac)


12Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb)


13Warren Barguil (Team Sunweb)


14Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin)


15Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)


16Carlos Betancur (Movistar) +01’35”
17Igor Anton (Dimension Data) ,,
18Louis Meintjes (UAE Team Emirates) +01’43”
19Wout Poels (Team Sky) +01’44”
20Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) +01’52”


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