Vuelta Stage 4

Team ONCE traded teammates at the top of the GC as Nozal survived in the breakaway group and is now 50" in front of teammate Joaquin Rodriguez. The breakaway group built up a lead of over 2 minutes on the peloton. With 15km to go Unai Etxebarria launched his breakaway unanswered and took the stage win.

The main peloton struggled to keep together today. The peloton was split in two on the plateau, with Petacchi in the back half. Petacchi struggled to get back into the main group, which pretty much killed his hopes of another stage win. The peloton had closed to gap to a minute on the breakaway group, but with Fassa Bortolo busy bringing Petacchi back, no team seemed interested in maintaining the chase.
- Stage 4 Summary
- Stage 4 Route Profile

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