Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Stage 4) Calpe - Altea

ES Spain, Saturday 08 February 2020
156 km

Knox moves up in Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana GC

Knox moves up in Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana GC

A climb that commands respect, Sierra de Bernia strung out the peloton as they hit its early slopes after 165 kilometers of fast racing. It was there that the seven riders that had extricated themselves from the bunch in the opening kilometer were ruthlessly reeled in by the chasers. After pulling on the front of the pack in the past days to nullify the attackers, Tim Declercq was at the other end today, animating the stage from the breakaway and helping the group survive until the double-digit gradients of the climb began taking their toll on them.

Cracks began to appear in the peloton with two kilometers to go, and James Knox found himself in the main group, from where the winner emerged in the final kilometer, when Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) attacked and claimed both the stage and the leader’s jersey. James, who is racing for the first time this season here in Spain, arrived one minute later and finished in the top 15, after a solid ride that helped him jump in the general classification to 13th place.

Following this tough day, the overall is pretty much set in stone, stage 5 of the 71st Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana being one for the sprinters, who after a start from Paterna will travel to the capital of the autonomous community, where they’ll complete several laps of a fast circuit before one final bunch gallop.

 

Photo credit: ©David Ramos / Getty Images

Race details

1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
4:22:03
2 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
0:06
3 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
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4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
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5 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
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6 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
0:23
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
0:32
8 Sander Armée
Lotto Soudal
0:42
9 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
0:45
10 Rubén Fernández Andújar
Fundación - Orbea
0:49
12 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:07
46 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:40
47 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:41
68 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:20
69 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
10:43
74 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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76 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
16:38:28
2 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
0:06
3 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
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4 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:13
5 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
0:23
6 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
0:25
7 Ion Izagirre Insausti
Astana Pro Team
0:32
8 Rubén Fernández Andújar
Fundación - Orbea
0:49
9 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
1:11
10 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte
Movistar Team
1:14
13 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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45 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:41
51 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:09
52 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11:39
62 Stijn Steels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
14:37
75 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:35
79 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:48
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
50 pt
2 Dylan Groenewegen
Team Jumbo-Visma
50 pt
3 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
40 pt
4 Jack Haig
Mitchelton-Scott
28 pt
5 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
28 pt
6 Dylan Teuns
Bahrain - McLaren
26 pt
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
23 pt
8 Matej Mohorič
Bahrain - McLaren
22 pt
9 Jon Aberasturi Izaga
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
22 pt
10 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
22 pt
31 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
35 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4 pt
42 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
44 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
16:38:28
2 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
0:06
3 Óscar Rodríguez Garaicoechea
Astana Pro Team
1:11
4 James Knox
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:22
5 Jefferson Alveiro Cepeda Hernandez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
2:58
6 Márton Dina
Kometa Xstra Cycling Team
3:27
7 Jon Agirre
Equipo Kern Pharma
5:40
8 Joan Bou Company
Fundación - Orbea
5:57
9 Dmitry Strakhov
Gazprom - RusVelo
6:47
10 Luca Covili
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
7:25
12 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8:41
26 Fabio Jakobsen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:35
1 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
24 pt
2 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
13 pt
3 Álvaro Cuadros Morata
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
12 pt
4 Pello Bilbao López de Armentia
Bahrain - McLaren
10 pt
5 Wout Poels
Bahrain - McLaren
8 pt
6 Ivan Moreno
Equipo Kern Pharma
6 pt
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart
Team INEOS
6 pt
8 Giovanni Carboni
Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè
6 pt
9 Alessandro De Marchi
CCC Team
6 pt
10 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5 pt
16 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Bahrain - McLaren 49:57:36
2 CCC Team 3:31
3 Team INEOS 3:37
4 Astana Pro Team 4:24
5 Fundación - Orbea 4:52
6 UAE-Team Emirates 6:04
7 Movistar Team 6:39
8 Lotto Soudal 8:18
9 Burgos-BH 13:44
10 AG2R La Mondiale 14:10

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