Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
Stage 4: Alp - Vallter 2000-Setcases - Stage Details

ORICA-GreenEDGE’s neo-pro Adam Yates was again the team’s top finisher in the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya mountains. The Brit was the 27th rider to reach the summit finish at Vallter 2000, 2’37 behind stage winner Tejay van Garderen (BMC). In his first WorldTour race, Yates is the Australian outfit’s best placed overall after four stages in 26th place, exactly three minutes down on race leader Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).

Four riders were left to attend to Yates and Chaves after Brett Lancaster retired from the Catalan stage race in the opening hour. Lancaster replaced Simon Gerrans in the Milan-Sanremo line-up on short notice last Sunday and has yet to recover from the unexpected effort in brutal conditions.

“The real goal today, like yesterday, is about the process. I don’t care if the boys are running 15th or 35th or 55th on a stage like this. The result is a minor goal compared to the more important objective – I want the team to do a good job looking after Adam and Esteban." - Sport Director Neil Stephens

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 4:49:30
2 Romain Bardet (Fra) - AG2R La Mondiale ST
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:03
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) - Team Katusha 0:00:04
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) - Movistar Team 0:00:05
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) - Garmin Sharp 0:00:08
7 Christopher Froome (GBr) - Team Sky ST
8 Warren Barguil (Fra) - Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:15
9 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) - AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:16
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) - Trek Factory Racing 0:00:21
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
27 Adam Yates (GBr) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:37
49 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:08:24
57 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:52
130 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:25:01
131 Damien Howson (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
154 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:26:26