Di Luca denies Soler on the line, Lovkvist takes pink jersey

Thomas Lovkvist Giro stage 4 2009

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Colombian rider Juan Mauricio Soler?s late bid for the stage victory was thwarted on the line by Danilo Di Luca.

It was not a vintage mountain stage, proving perhaps that the best climbing action comes when the general classification has settled into some kind of order. With more to lose than to gain on this, only the fourth stage, everyone watched and waited until the final three kilometres.

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