Miguel Ángel López takes victory on stage four of the Tour of the Alps

The Colombian powered past Thibaut Pinot after catching the breakaway rider with a kilometre to go

Miguel Ángel López Tour of the Alps
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Miguel Ángel López (Astana Qazaqstan) timed his counter-attack against Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) perfectly to secure the win on the fourth stage of the Tour of the Alps. 

Pinot sat in a breakaway group for much of the race, but with 10km to go he launched an attack that proved too strong for the front riders to match. The Frenchman built up a gap of over a minute to the peloton, where López was, but the Colombian executed his acceleration from the main group perfectly with less than 4km left in the race. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.