Vuelta a España
Stage 4: Betanzos to San Andrés de Teixido - Stage Details

Esteban Chaves and ORICA-BikeExchange rode a calm and collected race on stage four of the Vuelta a Espana today with Chaves finishing alongside the other favourites and remaining in fourth on the general classification.

Lilian Calmejane (Direct-Energie) took the stage victory with a winning move from the breakaway that saw Darwin Atapuma (BMC) move into the red leader's jersey.

“The team were fantastic again today,” said Chaves. “The big guys on the flat and then the climbers on the ascents, our team is really strong and we rode very well to stay in a good position in the race.”

“Movistar were pulling pretty hard and we matched everything on the final climb. Simon Yates stayed with me for a long way up the climb and it's these small details that are really important and I am very grateful for.”

Read the full report here.


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lilian Calmejane (FRA) - Direct Energie 4:05:19
2 Darwin Atapuma (COL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:15
3 Benjamin King (USA) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:15
4 Andrey Zeits (KAZ) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:19
5 Nathan Haas (AUS) - Dimension Data 0:00:23
6 Enrico Battaglin (ITA) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 0:00:24
7 Pierre Rolland (FRA) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:33
8 Chad Haga (USA) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:37
9 Jaime Roson (SPA) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:00:40
10 Cesare Benedetti (ITA) - Bora-Argon 18 0:00:42
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
21 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:02:06
40 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:02:29
76 Damien Howson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:11:30
82 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:12:02
164 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:14:54
165 Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:14:54
177 Jack Haig (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:14:54
180 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:15:10
189 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:19:49