Vuelta a España
Stage 4: Mairena del Alcor - Córdoba - Stage Details

Multiple grand tour stage winner Michael Matthews has retained the red race leader’s jersey and claimed the green sprinter’s jersey with a third place on stage four of the Vuelta a Espana.

After another dedicated day from the entire ORICA-GreenEDGE team, Matthews entered the sprint on eventual winner John Degenkolb’s (GIA) wheel but got caught up amongst a hectic finish, recovering to take the minor placing.

Following his stage win yesterday the 23-year-old’s overall lead extends to eight seconds, his nearest rival Nairo Quintana from Movistar.

“It was definitely a hard stage with the final category two climb with about 25km to go,” Matthews said.

“My team rode awesome again today, they did everything they could for me and got me in the right position in the final but it was a little bit hectic in the finish.

Read the full stage 4 report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 John Degenkolb (GER) - Team Giant-Shimano 4:02:55
2 Vicente Reynes Mimo (SPA) - IAM Cycling ST
3 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
4 Damiano Caruso (ITA) - Cannondale ST
5 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Garmin Sharp ST
6 Alexandr Kolobnev (RUS) - Team Katusha ST
7 Lloyd Mondory (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
8 Valerio Conti (ITA) - Lampre-Merida ST
9 Bob Jungels (LUX) - Trek Factory Racing ST
10 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
3 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
18 Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
67 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:01
68 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:47
69 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:47
132 Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:13:44
164 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:55
178 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:55
196 Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:55