Kwiatkowski: 'I'm not the biggest general classification contender here to win the Vuelta a España'

The Polish rider says its up to the likes of Quintana, Yates and Valverde to put the pressure on for the win

Michal Kwiatkowski on stage four of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski leads the Vuelta a España but warns that it is up to the others to take control because he is "not the biggest classification contender" in the 2018 race.

The race climbed to Alfacar to end stage four on Tuesday. The polish cyclist defended his red jersey lead, losing some time to Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.