Ben King takes breakaway victory on Vuelta a España stage four as Simon Yates goes on the attack

Michal Kwiatkowski retains the overall lead after the first summit finish of the Vuelta a España 2018

Ben King wins stage four of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Ben King (Dimension Data) took his maiden Grand Tour stage win at the Vuelta a España 2018 stage four, beating Nikita Salnov (Astana) to victory in a two-up sprint from the breakaway on the summit finish to Puerto de Alfacar.

The American had broken away from the day's main break just ahead of the final climb along with Salnov, and the pair worked well together up the climb before entering the final kilometre.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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