Volta a Catalunya: Lopez wins on La Molina

Miguel Angel Lopez wins stage 4 at Volta a Catalunya

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) attacked from the group of overall contenders on the climb to the finish at La Molina in the heart of the Pyrenees to win the stage and take the overall race lead at the Volta a Catalunya. The Colombia surged away a first time with 8.5km to go and went again with five kilometres remaining. He joined the survivors of the long breakaway Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Marc Soler (Movistar) and then dropped them to win alone on the final climb to the finish line. Egan Bernal (Team Sky) beat Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) missed out on taking the final time bonuses from Mühlberger and Soler, finishing together 16 seconds behind Lopez. Adam Yates is now second overall, 14 seconds behind Lopez, with Bernal third at 17 seconds. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was also there, finishing fifth on the stage. He is now fourth overall at 25 seconds. ...

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