Moreno Wins Stage 4 of Vuelta; Nibali Retakes Red Jersey
Daniel Moreno (Katusha) has vaulted to victory in Stage 4 of the Vuelta a Espana. The Spaniard jumped away from the peloton on the climb to the finish to win the rugged, 189-km ride from Lalin to Fisterra in 4:37:47. Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) finished second, and Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) took third. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) has retaken the red jersey from Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard), who fell off of the Italian’s pace at the end of the stage.
Horner finished five places behind Nibali, and the race jury ruled that the Italian had gained 0:06 on the American and had taken the red jersey. RadioShack-Leopard appealed the ruling, but the race jury upheld its decision.
In the overall, Nibali leads Horner by 0:03 and Nicolas Roche (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff) by 0:08. Stage 5 could change this state of affairs. Nibali is not eager to defend the red jersey, and Astana will probably let a breakaway go up the road. The 174.3-km ride from Sober to Lago de Sanabria will have a hilly parcours that will feature two Category 3 climbs and an uphill finish. Who will win? Will the red jersey change backs? For the answers to these and other questions, check in at www.roadcycling.com!