Reigning two-time world champion Peter Sagan racks up another stage win in Tirreno as Nairo Quintana holds on to overall lead.
Nairo Quintana set to return home following Tirreno for "calm" approach towards the Giro d'Italia/Tour de France double attempt this year.
Nairo Quintana returns to Terminillo the victor of stage 4 two years after taking the same summit en route to Tirreno-Adriatico win in 2015.
Nairo Quintana gained time and garnered respect with sensational solo win on stage 4 to take overall lead over rivals at Tirreno-Adriatico.
Colombian Nairo Quintana pulled on the leader's blue jersey after solo finish to win the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday.
The "Race of the Two Seas" kicks off Wednesday with a team time trial and runs through March 14.
The Colombian is gearing up for an attempt to win both the pink (Giro d'Italia) and yellow (Tour de France) jerseys this season.
Tactics worked against Nairo Quintana on Saturday in the Abu Dhabi Tour, but he appears the sharpest of the stars with the Giro in sight.
Giuseppe Martinelli directed Marco Pantani to his double in 1998 and said Nairo Quintana has the talent to pull it off.
Andrew Hood breaks down Nairo Quintana's Giro-Tour plans, which come on the heels of his strong performance at the Volta a Valenciana.