Alejandro Valverde takes victory in uphill finish on Vuelta a España stage four

Spaniard pips Peter Sagan to the line to take his ninth career win at the Vuelta a España, as Esteban Chaves retains his overall lead

Alejandro Valverde wins stage four of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) continued his excellent 2015 form as he took victory ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) on an uphill finish on stage four of the Vuelta a España.

It's the Spaniard's ninth career stage win at his home Grand Tour, but he didn't even have enough time to celebrate with his arms in the air as a reduced lead group raced right to the finish line in Vejer de la Frontera.

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