Caleb Ewan takes second in Giro d’Italia Stage four

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Caleb Ewan has completed second within the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia after simply failing to run down Richard Carapaz in a dash for the road.

Carapaz attacked within the remaining few hundred metres and although Lotto-Soudal’s Ewan set off after him, the Ecuadorian had simply sufficient to carry on.

Though it was the Movistar rider that took out the 235-km journey from Orbetello to Frascati, Primoz Roglic was the massive winner as a late crash hit his rivals, together with Tom Dumoulin and helped him prolong his lead within the pink jersey.

A contact of wheels a bit of over 5 kilometres from the end noticed a number of riders hit the deck and induced a shake-up of the overall classification.

There had been a lot hypothesis as as to if the slight uphill end would go well with a sprinter or a punchier rider however in the long run solely a small group was left to contest the stage, with Roglic and Carapaz the one one main common classification hopefuls amongst them.

Englishman Simon Yates of the Australian Mitchelton-Scott staff was within the subsequent group on the street alongside Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Bob Jungels (Deceunick-QuickStep), conceding 16 seconds to Roglic. 

Nevertheless, the massive loser was Dutchman Dumoulin.

The Staff Sunweb rider, second on this race final yr, already appears out of the reckoning as he crossed the road greater than 4 minutes after Roglic, bleeding closely from his left knee.

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Roglic now leads by 35 seconds from Yates, with Nibali an extra 4 seconds again.

The win might additionally convey Carapaz again into the reckoning after a disappointing opening time trial, with the bonus seconds leaving him 81 seconds off pink in 16th place.


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