Tour of the Alps: Sanchez solos to stage 4 win

Luis León Sánchez delivers yet another stage victory for Astana at the Tour of the Alps, while Thibaut Pinot holds onto his race lead ahead of Friday's final stage.

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.