Roman Kreuziger and Alberto Contador move to 3rd and 4th overall after stage 4 of Giro d’Italia.
The day was marked by hectic racing on a draining Ligurian parcours, where Tinkoff-Saxo placed Kreuziger in the 28-rider breakaway with the intention of putting pressure on several rival teams. Ultimately, Davide Formolo was the only rider from the breakaway that kept the attacking favorites behind.
After the stage conclusion, Tinkoff-Saxo team leader Alberto Contador notes that his shape was good on “a very tough stage at Giro d’Italia”.
“It was a fast and hard day again but the team was fantastic once more. My sensations were good and I felt well on the climb – this is important. The entire team did a good job today and we saved energy as a result of having Roman in the breakaway controlling the race from the front. In the finale, I had Roman in front of me and Rogers right with me until the last climb, where we caught the group with Roman”, says Alberto Contador, who expects another strenuous day on tomorrow’s stage to Abetone.
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