photo credits @ Tirreno – Adriatico
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) claimed stage 4 of the Tirreno – Adriatico day, after he commenced a crushing attack along the uphill finish in his fifth victory of the season with a crushing punch on the uphill finish in Bellante.
As a result, the Slovenian rider wrested the blue leader’s jersey from Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers), who now sits in third spot, while Remco Evenepoel (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team) trails Pogačar at 9-seconds back.
Pogačar embarked on another long-range attack along the first of three ascents to the finishing circuit in Bellante, with Ganna and Evenepoel keen to mark his move.
However, their gamble came to nothing, as the trio was eventually reined-in on the final ascent. But, a vigilant Pogačar was wise to mark every move, using an acceleration from Victor Lafay (Cofidis) as a springboard to launch his winning attack 500 meters to go.
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