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Jakobsen bags stage 4 in photo finish, Roache stays in red

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:46

Jakobsen bags stage 4 in photo finish, Roache stays in red

Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen sprinted to stage four victory of the Vuelta a Espana and deny Irishman Sam Bennett a second successive stage win by the finest of margins, while Nicolas Roche retained the overall leader’s red jersey. The Deceuninck-Quick-Step rider edged out Bennett by a matter of millimetres in the flat finale to the 175 km ride along Spain’s east coast from Cullera to El Puig to earn his first ever victory at a Grand Tour. The stage, which contained only one classified climb and had a 20km flat finish, was one of the more straightforward routes of this year’s Vuelta and was always going to favour the sprinters. Bennett, who picked up a fourth Grand Tour stage win the previous day his first at the Vuelta looked to be on course for a stunning repeat victory but his decision to take a right turn rather than left at a roundabout as the final kilometre approached saw him lose valuable time.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 28, 2019 12:46

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