Kristen Faulkner springs late attack to win stage 4 of the Vuelta Femenina

Marianne Vos takes race lead on wind-stricken day across the plains of Spain

Kristen Faulkner wins stage four of the Vuelta Femenina
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Kristen Faulkner (EF Education-Cannondale) caught her rivals off guard with a stage-winning solo attack on day four of the Vuelta Femenina

The American broke clear on a short ramp inside 7km to go, and kicked over its double-figure gradients, hitting almost 70km/h on the descent to the line. 

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.