Road

Boogerd takes lead at Catalana

Italian Danilo Di Luca of the Cantina Tollo team won the 162km fourth stage at Setmana Catalana Thursday, while Rabobank star Michael Boogerd took the leader’s jersey by finishing second, 11 seconds behind Di Luca. American Lance Armstrong put in a strong effort to finish eighth, 1:24 back, while his Tour de France rival Jan Ullrich continued to go easy in the Spanish stage race, finishing more than 20 minutes off the winning pace. The final stage of the five-day stage race is Friday. 2001 AFP

By VeloNews Interactive

Italian Danilo Di Luca of the Cantina Tollo team won the 162km fourth stage at Setmana Catalana Thursday, while Rabobank star Michael Boogerd took the leader’s jersey by finishing second, 11 seconds behind Di Luca.

American Lance Armstrong put in a strong effort to finish eighth, 1:24 back, while his Tour de France rival Jan Ullrich continued to go easy in the Spanish stage race, finishing more than 20 minutes off the winning pace.

The final stage of the five-day stage race is Friday.

2001 AFP

Results

SETMANA CATALANA, March 26-30. Spain

Stage 4: Vic to Rasos de Peguera

1. Danilo Di Luca (I), Cantina Tollo, 162km in 4:24:05; 2. Michael Boogerd (Nl), Rabobank, at 0:11; 3. Manuel Beltran (Sp), Mapei-Quick Step, at 0:18; 4. Alex Zulle (Swi), Coast, at 0:41; 5. Marcelino Garcia (Sp), CSC-World Online, at 1:17; 6. Marcos Serrano (Sp), ONCE, at 1:18; 7. Bingen Fernandez (Sp), Euskatel-Euskadi, at 1:19; 8. Lance Armstrong (USA), U.S. Postal Service, at 1:24; 9. Leonardo Piepoli (I), iBanesto.com, at 1:40; 10. Dave Bruylandts (B), Domo-Farm Frites, at 2:01.

General Classification

1. Boogerd, 16:37:55; 2. Di Luca, s.t.; 3. Beltran, at 0:07; 4. Zulle, at 0:30; 5. Garcia, at 1:06; 6. Serrano, at 1:07; 7. Fernandez, at 1:08; 8. Armstrong, at 1:13; 9. Piepoli, at 1:29; 10. Bruylandts, at 1:50.