Giro d'Italia
Stage 4: Cefalu to Etna - Stage Details

British climber Adam Yates has finished in eighth place, amongst the main overall contenders, on the first mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia today.

The volcanic peak of Etna provided the backdrop for the first hit out amongst the climbers on stage four, but it was breakaway survivor Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates) who soloed to victory.

Behind, it was as a relatively large 22-rider group who approached the line together 29seconds adrift. 

“The conditions, with a head wind on the final climb, made the race a bit more negative than many had thought or wished for and as a result we didn’t see any of the fireworks that were anticipated,” sport director Matt White said. 

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jan Polanc (SLO) - UAE Team Emirates 4:55:58
2 Ilnur Zakarin (RUS) - Katusha-Alpecin 0:00:19
3 Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky 0:00:29
4 Thibaut Pinot (FRA) - FDJ 0:00:29
5 Dario Cataldo (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:29
6 Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Sunweb 0:00:29
7 Bob Jungels (LUX) - Quick-Step Floors 0:00:29
8 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:29
9 Bauke Mollema (NED) - Trek-Segafredo 0:00:29
10 Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) - Bahrain-Merida 0:00:29
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:00:29
41 Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:04:34
64 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:10:16
113 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:21:43
122 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:22:52
163 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:26:43
165 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:26:43
178 Alexander Edmondson (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:26:54
182 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:27:29