Alexey Lutsenko takes dramatic victory on Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 stage four

Adam Yates retains the overall lead after finishing in the lead group on stage four

Alexey Lutsenko wins Tirreno-Adriatico 2019 stage four (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) took a dramatic victory on stage four of the 2019 Tirreno-Adriatico, winning a four-up sprint ahead of Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), race leader Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and his Astana team-mate Jakob Fuglsang.

The Kazakh champion had been away solo though since 38km to go on the stage, and managed to navigate two ascents of the steep final climb with an advantage on the chasers.

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Richard Windsor

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