Tejay van Garderen wins summit finish on Volta a Catalunya stage four

BMC rider dropped out of GC contention on stage three, but used it to his advantage to take victory on the Queen stage on day four

Teejay van Garderen wins Stage 4 of the 2015 Tour of Catalonia

(Image credit: Watson)

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) took his second career WorldTour victory on the summit of La Molina on stage four of the 2015 Volta a Catalunya, with Team Sky's Richie Porte coming in second ahead of Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo).

The American slipped out of GC contention on Wednesday's stage three having crashed on a descent, but seemed to use the 15 minute deficit to his advantage as he attacked with only around 3km to go and wasn't immediately pursued by the overall contenders.

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Richard Windsor

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