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Team News | 04.02.2023

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana: Aleksandr Vlasov 4th overall ahead of tomorrow’s final stage

Stage four at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana was the queen stage of the race. 182km, four categorized climbs and a mountain finish at the Alto la Cova Santa. Nico Denz was part of an early 23 riders breakaway that went clear from the peloton with 150km from the finish. With 8km to go the peloton brought back the last rider from the initial breakaway. At the end of the final climb the GC contenders arrived together and sprinted for the stage win and bonus seconds. While T. Geoghegan Hart took the win, Aleksandr Vlasov crossed the finish line in fourth. Ahead of tomorrow’s final stage Aleksandr Vlasov dropped down to 4th overall. 



01. T. Geoghegan Hart 4:32:00

02. T. Gloag +0:00

03. G. Ciccone +0:00

04. A. Vlasov +0:00



From the Finish Line

“Another mountain finish, another sprint final. The team rode super strong today and worked a lot to bring back the breakaway. In the end we got another uphill sprint, I’m maybe not the strongest sprinter and so 4th was the best possible for me. We have one more day tomorrow where anything can happen.”Aleksandr Vlasov


“The fact that GC contenders made it in the breakaway surprised us a bit and so we had to react and work hard throughout the day. The boys pulled a lot and were really committed to bring back the breakaway and go for the best possible result today. Before the last climb Aleks was able to sprint for two bonus seconds, which also shows the commitment for every single second. In the end it was all about the legs and Aleks absolutely gave his best. Even though we lost one position in the GC, I’m really proud of how the boys raced today and how they fight for each other.” Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director


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