Astana claimed its third stage victory at the Tour of the Alps on Thursday. Luis León Sánchez won stage 4, a 134.3-kilometer ride from Klausen to Lienz, ahead of LottoNL-Jumbo’s George Bennett and Koen Bouwnman.
The Spaniard survived a tough day on a mountainous parcours and then soloed away from a select group in the closing kilometers to take the win.
Groupama-FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot arrived in fourth place on the day to retain his overall race lead.
The Tour of the Alps concludes Friday with a 164.2-kilometer stage 5 from Rattenberg to Innsbruck, which will host the road world championships this fall.