Cycling – Vuelta a Espana ’18 Stage 4: Ben King Wins
Ben King won stage 4 of the Vuelta an España after out-dashing Nikita Stalnov at the summit finish on the Puerto de Alfacar.
Michal Kwiatkowsi got back home barely 3 minutes down to hold the red shirt, although Simon Yates debilitated his lead by assaulting in the last 4 kilometers.
Emmanuel Buchmann later followed Yates’ turn and now lies second in the general rankings, seven seconds down on Kwiatkowski, with Yates now third at 10 seconds.
Valverde with the little sprint, never got over losing on Hautacam… ??
Ben King. BEAST.
Yates, to eager? worked fine today, also worked fine for 2 weeks at the Giro…
— Cobra Português Stands With Froomey (@IlCobra21) 28 August 2018
Lord and Stalnov were the last survivors of the day’s initial break, having produced far from their kindred escapees at the base of the category 1 pull up the Puerto de Alfacar.
The main pair were nearly gotten by their past companion, Pierre Rolland underneath the flamme rouge, however the Frenchman was separated once more when Ben King kicked for the line.
— Andrew Hood (@EuroHoody) 28 August 2018
Ben King spent a significant part of the day in the virtual race lead, yet LottoNL-Jumbo’s pursuing on the last climb step by step diminished the break’s sizeable preference. His center returned to pursuing stage triumph in the end kilometers, and he demonstrated quiet and quality in the last kilometer to assert the greatest win of his professional career so far.
Stage 4 Results – Vuelta a España
1. Benjamin King
2. Nikita Stalnov
3. Pierre Rolland
4. Luis Angel Mate Mardones
5. Ben Gastauer
6. Jelle Wallays
7. Oscar Cabedo Carda
8. Simon Yates
9. Emanuel Buchmann
10. Miguel Angel Lopez
A stage win and/or GC lead for Ben King would go a long way to salvage what’s been a disappointing 2018 season for Dimension Data #LaVuelta18
— Neal Rogers (@nealrogers) 28 August 2018
General Classification After Stage 4 – Vuelta a España
1. Michal Kwiatkowski
2. Emanuel Buchmann
3. Simon Yates
4. Alejandro Valverde
5. Wilco Kelderman
6. Ion Izagirre
7. Tony Gallopin
8. Nairo Quintana
9. Steven Kruijswijk
10. Enric Mas
[ La Vuelta: Simon Yates closes gap on the leaders as Ben King takes rare victory on stage four: King gave the Dimension Data their first major win since Mark Cavendish in February https://t.co/6WdoP5uaR5
— Betszone (@betszone7) 28 August 2018
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