VOLTA A CATALUNYA 2022 STAGE 4 RESULTS

Portuguese rider Joao Almeida won the fifth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Thursday ahead of Nairo Quintana, who took the overall race lead. Almeida, a Portuguese rider with Team Emirates, and two Colombians, Quintana of Arkea Samsic and Sergio Higuita of Bora escaped on the final climb to La Seu d’Urgell. All three finished with the same time as Almeida who won the sprint to the line. Quintana took the race lead even though Almeida has the same provisional total time. Quintana is ahead because of his better finishing places so far. Higuita is third overall at six seconds. The overnight leader, Australian Ben O’Connor, was dropped with 1 mile  to go and lost 23 seconds. The AG2R rider fell to fourth, 16 seconds back.

On Friday, the fifth stage returns to the plains in Spain for a 126 mile ride from La Pobla de Segur to Vilanova i la Geltru.

Volta a Catalunya 2022 – Joao Almeida (POR – UAE Team Emirates) – Nairo Quintana (COL – Team Arkea Samsic) – Sergio Higuita (COL – Bora – Hansgrohe)

VOLTA A CATALUNYA STAGE 4 RESULTS

1 ALMEIDA João UAE Team Emirates 4:20:27
2 QUINTANA Nairo Team Arkéa Samsic 0:00
3 HIGUITA Sergio BORA – hansgrohe 0:00
4 POELS Wout Bahrain – Victorious 0:07
5 JOHANNESSEN Tobias Halland Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:13
6 AYUSO Juan UAE Team Emirates 0:13
7 CARAPAZ Richard INEOS Grenadiers 0:13
8 HINDLEY Jai BORA – hansgrohe 0:13
9 RODRÍGUEZ Carlos INEOS Grenadiers 0:13
10 MARTIN Guillaume Cofidis 0:13

 

OVERALL STANDINGS

1 QUINTANA Nairo Team Arkéa Samsic 17:04:53
2 ALMEIDA João UAE Team Emirates 0:00
3 HIGUITA Sergio BORA – hansgrohe 0:06
4 AYUSO Juan UAE Team Emirates 0:17
5 POELS Wout Bahrain – Victorious 0:17
6 O’CONNOR Ben AG2R Citroën Team 0:17
7 JOHANNESSEN Tobias Halland Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:23
8 MARTIN Guillaume Cofidis 0:23
9 CARAPAZ Richard INEOS Grenadiers 0:26
10 TRÆEN Torstein Uno-X Pro Cycling Team 0:34

 

RBA/AFP Photo: Sprint Cycling Agency

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