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Garcia Quesada wins stage, Gonzales seizes lead at Murcia

Carlos Garcia Quesada (Unibet.com) won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Murcia on Saturday as Santos González (3 Molinos Resort) seized the overall lead from Jose Iván Gutiérrez (Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears) with just one stage remaining. Garcia Quesada edged Italian Damiano Cunego (Lampre) in the final meters of the 146.6km stage from Caravaca to Collado Bermejo, which featured a trio of Category 1 climbs. Gutiérrez, who assumed the leader’s yellow jersey after winning the Stage 3 individual time trial, could not counter the attacks from the climbers despite the help of teammates

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Garcia Quesada takes the victory

Garcia Quesada takes the victory

Photo: Graham Watson

Carlos Garcia Quesada (Unibet.com) won the fourth stage of the Vuelta a Murcia on Saturday as Santos González (3 Molinos Resort) seized the overall lead from Jose Iván Gutiérrez (Caisse d’Epargne-Illes Balears) with just one stage remaining.

Gutierrez hits the finish too late to keep his yellow jersey

Gutierrez hits the finish too late to keep his yellow jersey

Photo: Graham Watson

Garcia Quesada edged Italian Damiano Cunego (Lampre) in the final meters of the 146.6km stage from Caravaca to Collado Bermejo, which featured a trio of Category 1 climbs.

Gutiérrez, who assumed the leader’s yellow jersey after winning the Stage 3 individual time trial, could not counter the attacks from the climbers despite the help of teammates Francisco Perez and Alejandro Valverde.

Cunego and Gonzales

Cunego and Gonzales

Photo: Graham Watson

González will try to maintain his three-second lead in Sunday’s finale, a mostly flat 138.7km stage in Murcia.

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