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2018 Vuelta a España

STAGE 4: Vélez-Málaga to Sierra de la Alfaguara

August 28, 2018

Upon first glance, Alfacar does not seem very tough, but it will make more of a difference to the general classification than Caminito del Rey. The toughest riders will have to pay particular attention during this stage, as the climb is the kind to potentially write off one or more of the favorites.

Vuelta stage 4: King conquers first summit finish

Ben King
Benjamin King out-sprinted Nikita Stalnov to win stage 4 at the Vuelta a Espana. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images

Capitalizing on a day in the breakaway, Ben King took his first win at the Vuelta a España in stage 4 Tuesday.

“It’s a dream come true I really can’t believe it,” King said. “I didn’t start believing it until the last kilometer.”

The former U.S. national champion out-sprinted Nikita Stalnov (Astana) after 161.4 kilometers of racing. After a winless Tour de France, the victory was welcome relief for King’s Dimension Data team. Pierre Rolland (EF Education First-Drapac) came close to catching the lead duo on the finish climb of Sierra de la Alfaguara, but the Frenchman settled for third at the end of the day.

Sky’s Michal Kwiatkowski kept his overall lead, despite losing a bit of time to Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) who attacked late on the final climb to move up the GC rankings to third. Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) sits third.

The orginal nine-man breakaway had plenty of time to cushion their lead into the final 45 kilometers — nearly 10 minutes.

King, Stalnov, and Jelle Wallays (Lotto-Soudal) gave their companions the slip heading into the final climb of the day, which was about 12 kilometers long with a gradual start through Granada at the bottom.

However, Wallays was cooked and quickly dropped by the American and the Kazahk.

Sensing that opportunity was riding up the road from him, Rolland dashed away from his compatriots who were uncooperative in the chase.

He dangled behind at about 25 seconds until the final kilometer. Perhaps King and Stalnov eased up slightly in anticipation of the sprint. Or Rolland put in a massive effort. In either case, he came within shouting distance of the leaders only to see King sprint clear to victory.

“I’m really happy for the way it worked out,” King added. “I’m happy for the confidence the team put in me, giving me the opportunity even though we are riding in support of Louis [Meintjes].

“For me, personally I’m still in shock. I set winning a grand tour stage as a goal for myself at the beginning of the year. I had to keep believing and keep having faith that I had that potential. it was really affirming.”

Wednesday’s stage 5 will be longer at 188.7km but will not be as severe with just one categorized climb toward the end and a downhill finish in Roquetas de Mar.

La Vuelta ciclista a España Stage 4 Results

RankNameTeamTime
1KING BenTeam Dimension Data4:33:12
2STALNOV NikitaAstana Pro Team0:02
3ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:13
4MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits1:08
5GASTAUER BenAG2R La Mondiale1:39
6WALLAYS JelleLotto Soudal1:57
7CABEDO ÓscarBurgos-BH 2:24
8YATES SimonMitchelton-Scott2:48
9BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe2:50
10LÓPEZ Miguel ÁngelAstana Pro Team3:07
11BAGÜES AritzEuskadi - Murias ,,
12VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team3:13
13KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky3:15
14QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team,,
15MAS EnricQuick-Step Floors,,
16PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ,,
17KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
18IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
19GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale,,
20KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb ,,
21URÁN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
22DE LA CRUZ DavidTeam Sky,,
23BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
24ARU FabioUAE-Team Emirates,,
25MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe,,
26DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors3:52
27KUSS SeppTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
28CARAPAZ RichardMovistar Team3:57
29HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits4:21
30ROCHE NicolasBMC Racing Team5:07
31MEINTJES LouisTeam Dimension Data5:09
32PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
33FORMOLO DavideBORA - hansgrohe,,
34IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
35HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott,,
36ZEITS AndreyAstana Pro Team,,
37GHEBREIGZABHIER AmanuelTeam Dimension Data5:47
38RAVASI EdwardUAE-Team Emirates6:01
39RODRÍGUEZ CristiánCaja Rural - Seguros RGA6:11
40MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ6:13
41DUPONT HubertAG2R La Mondiale,,
42BIZKARRA MikelEuskadi - Murias 6:53
43BOOM LarsTeam LottoNL-Jumbo7:18
44HERRADA JoséCofidis, Solutions Crédits7:20
45ITURRIA MikelEuskadi - Murias 7:45
46MENDES JoséBurgos-BH ,,
47KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin8:11
48ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
49CONTI ValerioUAE-Team Emirates8:30
50PETILLI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates,,
51MORENO DanielTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale9:29
52WOODS MichaelTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
53PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
54VILLELLA DavideAstana Pro Team,,
55DE TIER FlorisTeam LottoNL-Jumbo9:38
56ANACONA WinnerMovistar Team9:49
57BRAMBILLA GianlucaTrek - Segafredo,,
58HENAO SergioTeam Sky,,
59ANTÓN IgorTeam Dimension Data,,
60KUDUS MerhawiTeam Dimension Data,,
61CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
62NIBALI VincenzoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team11:04
63CUBERO JorgeBurgos-BH ,,
64ROSSETTO StéphaneCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
65MAS LluísCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
66BOOKWALTER BrentBMC Racing Team,,
67MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo11:51
68ARMÉE SanderLotto Soudal12:16
69SERRY PieterQuick-Step Floors,,
70BILBAO PelloAstana Pro Team12:19
71HIRT JanAstana Pro Team,,
72GEOGHEGAN HART TaoTeam Sky13:12
73MONFORT MaximeLotto Soudal,,
74DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal,,
75VAN DER SANDE ToshLotto Soudal,,
76LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal,,
77DELAGE MickaëlGroupama - FDJ,,
78VINCENT LéoGroupama - FDJ,,
79MACHADO TiagoTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
80PREIDLER GeorgGroupama - FDJ,,
81PRADES EduardEuskadi - Murias ,,
82ROSSKOPF JoeyBMC Racing Team,,
83PARDILLA SergioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
84LAMMERTINK MauritsTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
85BRAVO GarikoitzEuskadi - Murias ,,
86PUCCIO SalvatoreTeam Sky,,
87DE MARCHI AlessandroBMC Racing Team14:03
88VENTOSO Francisco JoséBMC Racing Team,,
89CATALDO DarioAstana Pro Team,,
90VAN ZYL JohannTeam Dimension Data,,
91GIBBONS RyanTeam Dimension Data,,
92HINDLEY JaiTeam Sunweb ,,
93RODRÍGUEZ ÓscarEuskadi - Murias ,,
94MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates,,
95SCHULTZ NickCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
96HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott15:08
97GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 15:11
98DENNIS RohanBMC Racing Team15:42
99GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale,,
100FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo,,
101IRIZAR MarkelTrek - Segafredo,,
102FRÖHLINGER JohannesTeam Sunweb 15:49
103TEUNISSEN MikeTeam Sunweb ,,
104OLIVEIRA NelsonMovistar Team17:05
105AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team,,
106DEVENYNS DriesQuick-Step Floors17:16
107BOUHANNI NacerCofidis, Solutions Crédits18:08
108GENIEZ AlexandreAG2R La Mondiale18:35
109CHEREL MickaëlAG2R La Mondiale,,
110DUVAL JulienAG2R La Mondiale,,
111PETERS NansAG2R La Mondiale,,
112TUSVELD MartijnTeam Sunweb ,,
113SIMÓN JordiBurgos-BH ,,
114HOLLENSTEIN RetoTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
115RUBIO DiegoBurgos-BH ,,
116DUCHESNE AntoineGroupama - FDJ,,
117ABERASTURI JonEuskadi - Murias ,,
118BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal,,
119RESTREPO JhonatanTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
120YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott,,
121SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe,,
122LEEZER TomTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
123PIBERNIK LukaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
124GONÇALVES JoséTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
125EZQUERRA JesúsBurgos-BH 19:33
126ALBASINI MichaelMitchelton-Scott20:06
127PADUN MarkBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team20:12
128LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo20:17
129VAN POPPEL DannyTeam LottoNL-Jumbo,,
130SABATINI FabioQuick-Step Floors20:27
131TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott,,
132BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team,,
133LE TURNIER MathiasCofidis, Solutions Crédits20:29
134CHETOUT LoïcCofidis, Solutions Crédits20:31
135SARREAU MarcGroupama - FDJ,,
136ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team,,
137FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team,,
138SIVAKOV PavelTeam Sky,,
139PORTE RichieBMC Racing Team,,
140CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo,,
141BOL JetseBurgos-BH ,,
142MEZGEC LukaMitchelton-Scott,,
143SÁEZ HéctorEuskadi - Murias ,,
144SOTO Nelson AndrésCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
145TEUNS DylanBMC Racing Team,,
146EDMONDSON AlexMitchelton-Scott,,
147STORER MichaelTeam Sunweb ,,
148THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ,,
149GARCÍA IvánBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
150LASTRA JonathanCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
151VAN BAARLE DylanTeam Sky,,
152CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky,,
153BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE-Team Emirates,,
154ARANBURU AlexCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
155MOLINA AntonioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA,,
156REIJNEN KielTrek - Segafredo,,
157DOCKER MitchellTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
158VAN ASBROECK TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
159TORRES PabloBurgos-BH ,,
160VIVIANI EliaQuick-Step Floors,,
161NIZZOLO GiacomoTrek - Segafredo,,
162PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe,,
163LANGEVELD SebastianTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale,,
164BRÄNDLE MatthiasTrek - Segafredo,,
165CAMPENAERTS VictorLotto Soudal,,
166VANBILSEN KennethCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
167ASGREEN KasperQuick-Step Floors,,
168BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin,,
169MCCARTHY JayBORA - hansgrohe,,
170MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Floors,,
171CUMMINGS SteveTeam Dimension Data,,
172CONSONNI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates,,
173LAENGEN Vegard Stake UAE-Team Emirates,,
174SCHWARZMANN MichaelBORA - hansgrohe,,
175BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe22:29
176WALSCHEID MaxTeam Sunweb ,,
RankNameTeamTime
1KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky 13:47:19
2BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe0:07
3YATES SimonMitchelton-Scott0:10
4VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team0:12
5KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb 0:25
6IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team0:30
7GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale0:33
8QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team,,
9KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:37
10MAS EnricQuick-Step Floors0:42
11MAJKA RafałBORA - hansgrohe,,
12PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ0:43
13BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo0:45
14LÓPEZ Miguel ÁngelAstana Pro Team0:46
15ARU FabioUAE-Team Emirates0:47
16URÁN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:48
17DE LA CRUZ DavidTeam Sky0:53
18KING BenTeam Dimension Data1:05
19DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors,,
20HERRADA JesúsCofidis, Solutions Crédits2:00
21ROCHE NicolasBMC Racing Team2:42
22HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott2:44
23FORMOLO DavideBORA - hansgrohe2:50
24MEINTJES LouisTeam Dimension Data3:10
25CARAPAZ RichardMovistar Team3:18
26GASTAUER BenAG2R La Mondiale3:30
27ZEITS AndreyAstana Pro Team3:31
28MOLARD RudyGroupama - FDJ3:46
29PERNSTEINER HermannBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team3:54
30RODRÍGUEZ CristiánCaja Rural - Seguros RGA5:12
31GHEBREIGZABHIER AmanuelTeam Dimension Data5:23
32DUPONT HubertAG2R La Mondiale5:58
33CONTI ValerioUAE-Team Emirates6:09
34ZAKARIN IlnurTeam Katusha - Alpecin6:27
35IZAGIRRE GorkaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team7:00
36VILLELLA DavideAstana Pro Team7:15
37WOODS MichaelTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale7:21
38STALNOV NikitaAstana Pro Team7:28
39HENAO SergioTeam Sky7:33
40BRAMBILLA GianlucaTrek - Segafredo7:35
41MORENO DanielTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale7:54
42KUDUS MerhawiTeam Dimension Data8:04
43ANACONA WinnerMovistar Team8:10
44PETILLI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates8:12
45HERRADA JoséCofidis, Solutions Crédits8:18
46ANTÓN IgorTeam Dimension Data8:26
47ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8:27
48BIZKARRA MikelEuskadi - Murias 8:58
49MOLLEMA BaukeTrek - Segafredo9:11
50KOCHETKOV PavelTeam Katusha - Alpecin9:33
51ROSSETTO StéphaneCofidis, Solutions Crédits,,
52BOOKWALTER BrentBMC Racing Team9:50
53BILBAO PelloAstana Pro Team9:53
54DE TIER FlorisTeam LottoNL-Jumbo10:10
55MAS LluísCaja Rural - Seguros RGA10:43
56CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale10:48
57RAVASI EdwardUAE-Team Emirates10:53
58GEOGHEGAN HART TaoTeam Sky11:47
59PRADES EduardEuskadi - Murias 11:56
60ARMÉE SanderLotto Soudal,,
61KUSS SeppTeam LottoNL-Jumbo12:05
62PARDILLA SergioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA12:18
63CUBERO JorgeBurgos-BH 12:33
64NIBALI VincenzoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team,,
65BAGÜES AritzEuskadi - Murias 12:34
66GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 12:54
67FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo12:57
68LAMMERTINK MauritsTeam Katusha - Alpecin13:05
69RODRÍGUEZ ÓscarEuskadi - Murias 13:10
70PUCCIO SalvatoreTeam Sky13:28
71HOWSON DamienMitchelton-Scott13:47
72PELLIZOTTI FrancoBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team13:55
73MACHADO TiagoTeam Katusha - Alpecin13:57
74GIBBONS RyanTeam Dimension Data14:09
75PREIDLER GeorgGroupama - FDJ14:31
76DEVENYNS DriesQuick-Step Floors14:44
77HINDLEY JaiTeam Sunweb 15:44
78DELAGE MickaëlGroupama - FDJ16:09
79MARTIN DanUAE-Team Emirates16:50
80IRIZAR MarkelTrek - Segafredo17:09
81OLIVEIRA NelsonMovistar Team17:20
82MONFORT MaximeLotto Soudal17:34
83VINCENT LéoGroupama - FDJ17:37
84MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits18:20
85MENDES JoséBurgos-BH 19:05
86GENIEZ AlexandreAG2R La Mondiale19:20
87BOSWELL IanTeam Katusha - Alpecin19:23
88MCCARTHY JayBORA - hansgrohe19:30
89CABEDO ÓscarBurgos-BH 19:57
90HOLLENSTEIN RetoTeam Katusha - Alpecin20:00
91BENOOT TiesjLotto Soudal20:06
92VAN ASBROECK TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale20:21
93BOUHANNI NacerCofidis, Solutions Crédits20:31
94BOL JetseBurgos-BH 20:35
95ITURRIA MikelEuskadi - Murias 20:58
96LAENGEN Vegard Stake UAE-Team Emirates21:00
97AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team21:06
98THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ21:21
99LAMBRECHT BjorgLotto Soudal21:45
100GARCÍA IvánBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team22:11
101WALLAYS JelleLotto Soudal22:35
102SERRY PieterQuick-Step Floors22:51
103GONÇALVES JoséTeam Katusha - Alpecin23:09
104CAMPENAERTS VictorLotto Soudal23:50
105ROSSKOPF JoeyBMC Racing Team23:56
106TEUNS DylanBMC Racing Team24:33
107BRAVO GarikoitzEuskadi - Murias 24:39
108CONCI NicolaTrek - Segafredo24:42
109PETERS NansAG2R La Mondiale25:30
110ALBASINI MichaelMitchelton-Scott25:37
111HIRT JanAstana Pro Team25:41
112VENTOSO Francisco JoséBMC Racing Team26:04
113MOLINA AntonioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA26:22
114DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal26:41
115TEUNISSEN MikeTeam Sunweb 26:54
116CATALDO DarioAstana Pro Team27:05
117STORER MichaelTeam Sunweb 27:09
118BENNATI DanieleMovistar Team27:12
119EZQUERRA JesúsBurgos-BH 27:19
120DE MARCHI AlessandroBMC Racing Team27:20
121PADUN MarkBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team27:34
122PÖSTLBERGER LukasBORA - hansgrohe27:51
123DOCKER MitchellTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale28:26
124FRÖHLINGER JohannesTeam Sunweb 28:40
125LE TURNIER MathiasCofidis, Solutions Crédits28:41
126SIVAKOV PavelTeam Sky,,
127ERVITI ImanolMovistar Team28:54
128TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott28:55
129VAN POPPEL DannyTeam LottoNL-Jumbo29:06
130GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale29:09
131SARREAU MarcGroupama - FDJ29:17
132TUSVELD MartijnTeam Sunweb 29:19
133CHEREL MickaëlAG2R La Mondiale29:25
134SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe,,
135REIJNEN KielTrek - Segafredo29:46
136CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky30:00
137SIMÓN JordiBurgos-BH 30:01
138RESTREPO JhonatanTeam Katusha - Alpecin30:16
139MEZGEC LukaMitchelton-Scott30:24
140ABERASTURI JonEuskadi - Murias 30:29
141CHETOUT LoïcCofidis, Solutions Crédits30:45
142LANGEVELD SebastianTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale31:12
143EDMONDSON AlexMitchelton-Scott31:17
144VIVIANI EliaQuick-Step Floors31:20
145BYSTRØM Sven ErikUAE-Team Emirates31:33
146CONSONNI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates31:43
147MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Floors31:46
148NIZZOLO GiacomoTrek - Segafredo31:54
149VANBILSEN KennethCofidis, Solutions Crédits32:01
150ARANBURU AlexCaja Rural - Seguros RGA32:26
151PIBERNIK LukaBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team32:33
152FRAILE OmarAstana Pro Team33:11
153VAN DER SANDE ToshLotto Soudal33:30
154SCHULTZ NickCaja Rural - Seguros RGA33:31
155YATES AdamMitchelton-Scott33:40
156VAN BAARLE DylanTeam Sky34:20
157ASGREEN KasperQuick-Step Floors34:47
158DENNIS RohanBMC Racing Team34:53
159LINDEMAN Bert-JanTeam LottoNL-Jumbo35:21
160RUBIO DiegoBurgos-BH 35:24
161LEEZER TomTeam LottoNL-Jumbo35:28
162LASTRA JonathanCaja Rural - Seguros RGA35:31
163VAN ZYL JohannTeam Dimension Data36:06
164DUCHESNE AntoineGroupama - FDJ36:09
165SCHWARZMANN MichaelBORA - hansgrohe36:58
166SABATINI FabioQuick-Step Floors37:43
167CUMMINGS SteveTeam Dimension Data40:11
168SÁEZ HéctorEuskadi - Murias 40:32
169PORTE RichieBMC Racing Team40:33
170SOTO Nelson AndrésCaja Rural - Seguros RGA40:48
171TORRES PabloBurgos-BH 40:54
172WALSCHEID MaxTeam Sunweb 42:22
173BURGHARDT MarcusBORA - hansgrohe42:55
174BRÄNDLE MatthiasTrek - Segafredo43:59
175BOOM LarsTeam LottoNL-Jumbo52:38
176DUVAL JulienAG2R La Mondiale1:15:58
RankNameTeamPoints
1KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky46
2VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team33
3KING BenTeam Dimension Data29
4VIVIANI EliaQuick-Step Floors25
5DENNIS RohanBMC Racing Team25
6KELDERMAN WilcoTeam Sunweb 20
7STALNOV NikitaAstana Pro Team20
8NIZZOLO GiacomoTrek - Segafredo20
9ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale19
10MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits17
11BUCHMANN EmanuelBORA - hansgrohe16
12DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors16
13CAMPENAERTS VictorLotto Soudal16
14SAGAN PeterBORA - hansgrohe16
15OLIVEIRA NelsonMovistar Team14
16BOUHANNI NacerCofidis, Solutions Crédits14
17BENNETT GeorgeTeam LottoNL-Jumbo12
18GASTAUER BenAG2R La Mondiale12
19WALLAYS JelleLotto Soudal12
20CONSONNI SimoneUAE-Team Emirates12
21VAN BAARLE DylanTeam Sky12
22GALLOPIN TonyAG2R La Mondiale10
23DE MARCHI AlessandroBMC Racing Team10
24VAN POPPEL DannyTeam LottoNL-Jumbo10
25QUINTANA NairoMovistar Team9
26CABEDO ÓscarBurgos-BH 9
27CASTROVIEJO JonathanTeam Sky9
28MØRKØV MichaelQuick-Step Floors9
29GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale8
30YATES SimonMitchelton-Scott8
31IZAGIRRE IonBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team8
32URÁN RigobertoTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale8
33GESCHKE SimonTeam Sunweb 8
34TRENTIN MatteoMitchelton-Scott8
35GIBBONS RyanTeam Dimension Data7
36PINOT ThibautGroupama - FDJ6
37LÓPEZ Miguel ÁngelAstana Pro Team6
38VAN ASBROECK TomTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale6
39HAIG JackMitchelton-Scott5
40CLARKE SimonTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale5
41BAGÜES AritzEuskadi - Murias 5
42TEUNS DylanBMC Racing Team5
43FORMOLO DavideBORA - hansgrohe4
44FELLINE FabioTrek - Segafredo4
45DEVENYNS DriesQuick-Step Floors3
46THOMAS BenjaminGroupama - FDJ3
47KRUIJSWIJK StevenTeam LottoNL-Jumbo2
48AMADOR AndreyMovistar Team2
49GARCÍA IvánBahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team2
50MAS EnricQuick-Step Floors1
51BOOKWALTER BrentBMC Racing Team1
52MOLINA AntonioCaja Rural - Seguros RGA1
53SARREAU MarcGroupama - FDJ1
RankNameTeamPoints
1MATÉ Luis ÁngelCofidis, Solutions Crédits36
2ROLLAND PierreTeam EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale20
3KING BenTeam Dimension Data12
4GASTAUER BenAG2R La Mondiale7
5STALNOV NikitaAstana Pro Team6
6DE GENDT ThomasLotto Soudal5
7PETERS NansAG2R La Mondiale4
8VALVERDE AlejandroMovistar Team3
9SIMÓN JordiBurgos-BH 3
10KWIATKOWSKI MichałTeam Sky2
11DE PLUS LaurensQuick-Step Floors1
12GOUGEARD AlexisAG2R La Mondiale1
13SÁEZ HéctorEuskadi - Murias 1
14BOOM LarsTeam LottoNL-Jumbo1
RankNameTime
1Astana Pro Team 41:23:14
2Movistar Team1:31
3BORA - hansgrohe2:03
4Team Dimension Data3:15
5Team LottoNL-Jumbo4:07
6Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale4:43
7Team Sky6:20
8AG2R La Mondiale7:16
9Cofidis, Solutions Crédits8:34
10Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team9:06
11Quick-Step Floors10:14
12UAE-Team Emirates10:18
13Mitchelton-Scott15:07
14Euskadi - Murias 15:58
15Groupama - FDJ16:48
16BMC Racing Team23:43
17Lotto Soudal24:12
18Team Katusha - Alpecin24:46
19Burgos-BH 25:33
20Caja Rural - Seguros RGA26:25
21Team Sunweb 27:22
22Trek - Segafredo28:19

Results provided by ProCyclingStats.

Stage 4 was 161 kilometers from Velez to Malaga to Alfacar. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
A portion of the stage 4 route took a coastal road along the Mediterranean Sea. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
The peloton went through tunnels on the Puerto de Alfacar climb. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
The peloton was split by a median roundabout along the coast. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Team Sky rode in support of race leader Michal Kwiatkowski. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Ben King and Nikita Stalnov reached the base of the Puerto de Alfacar climb with a good gap on the chasing peloton. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
The Alto de la Cabra climb provided dramatic scenery on stage 4 of the Vuelta a España. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
The Vuelta a España is known for narrow roads through steep terrain. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Matteo Trentin’s job for the day was fetching bottles for the Mitchelton-Scott team. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Ben King was virtual leader of the Vuelta during the stage and he went on to win his first grand tour stage. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Nikita Stalnov led the eight-man break on stage 4. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Coming into the finish Nikita Stalnov checked on his breakaway companion Ben King. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Simon Yates attacked the GC group and moved up to third in the overall standings. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Michal Kwiatkowski enjoyed another day in the red leader’s jersey at the Vuelta a España. Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images
Ben King sprinted to victory. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images