The second bunch sprint in the Vuelta a San Juan and another victory for Fernando Gaviria. Just like in the opening stage, the Colombian sprinter of UAE Team Emirates topped the sprint, this time in a duel with three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe), second today (Bettini Photo).
Simone Consonni’s help at the end of the fourth stage – San Josè de Jachal-Villa San Augustin, 185.8 km – was priceless for Gaviria. The young Italian finished off the worked of UAE Team Emirates, launching the Colombian captain towards the win and held on for fourth place.
Gaviria remains second overall in the general classification, now at eight seconds from Alaphilippe. Valerio Conti sits third at 22″ and Consonni, seventh at 44″. UAE Team Emirates maintains control of the team classification thanks to their positions.