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Young Brit Tao Heart book another impressive stage win in the Tour of Alps

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Tao Geoghegan Hart has the fourth stage in the Tour of the Alps (2.BC) won. The Brit of Team Sky showed itself after 134 km from Baselga di Pinè to Cles the fastest of a group of four. He took it for Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Rafal Majka (BORA-hansgrohe). Teammate Pavel Sivakov was fourth and retains his leader’s jersey. For Geoghegan Hart was already the second victory in the stage race through the Alps, after earlier gains Monday in the first stage.

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After a fast and nervous start, a short stage of 134 km, succeeded, after 39 km a group of seven there be a final in order to escape from the peloton. Andrey Zeits (Astana), Alexis Vuillermoz (AG2R), Aldemar Reyes (Manzana Postobon), Antonio Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Elie Gesbert (Arkéa-Samsic), Sergio Samitier (Euskadi Basque Country Murias) and Edoardo Zardini (Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM) were the lucky ones. Alex Aranburu (Caja Rural-Seguros) made the crossing.

Team Sky allowed them little bonus, a maximum of three minutes. On the penultimate climb of the day, the Passo Predaia (10 km at 7.5%) were the latest escapees picked up. Then it was up to the favorites and it was Vincenzo Nibali who the debates opened. Chris Froome countered to each team mate and leader Sivakov. Finally, Nibali still to drive away, however he was still leader Sivakov, Heart, and Rafal Majka. The Rus was not subject to the market but was not and the four rounded along the top. In the descent, nothing happened. With four they started at the slotklimmetje, La Puntara, 2 km long.

Nibali tried again, but Hart showed that he is the perfect teammate for Sivakov. In the slot-accelerated Majka, but also he would be next to the stage grab. It was the Heart itself that is in the sprint, took, good for his second victory in his career.

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