Pogacar picks up the pace and wins fourth stage in Andalusia
Tadej Pogacar has picked up where he left off in the Tour of Andalusia. The in great form Slovenian trumped Spaniard Enric Mas in an uphill sprint in the fourth stage from Olvera to Iznajar (164 kilometers).
With that, Pogacar, who had already won the first two stages and did not cross the finish line first on Friday for the first time this year, obviously also strengthened his lead in the general classification. He is 1.14 ahead of Spaniard Mikel Landa and 1.19 ahead of Santiago Buitrago from Colombia.
After Pavel Sivakov was caught as the last fugitive on a small mountain 15 kilometers from the line, the attacks on Pogacar’s (UAE Emirates) leader’s jersey followed in rapid succession. The two-time Tour winner parried them all and then took the legs himself. Only Mas was able to follow him.
Shortly before the 700-meter final climb, Landa, Andreas Kron and Lorenzo Rota joined the front, but then Pogacar accelerated once more.
The Tour of Andalusia ends Sunday with a hilly 184-kilometer stage from Otura to Alhaurin de la Torre.