Team Bahrain-McLaren’s Fred Wright and Rafa Valls climbed to victory on stage four of the Giro d’Italia Virtual yesterday, while Astana Pro Team kept their overall lead.
The duo had a combined time of 1:56:55, beating Astana (Alexander Aranburu and Gorka Izagirre) and Jumbo-Visma (George Bennett and Jonas Vingegaard) into second and third.
“I’m particularly satisfied with this win,” said Wright.
“This morning I had good feelings and I was hoping to improve the fourth place that I got on the first stage. Of course, I didn’t think I’d win and I’m very happy that all the effort I made in the garage has led to something.”
In the women’s race, the Italian national team (Soraya Paladin and Marta Cavalli) won the 25.9km stage and Trek-Segafredo retained the lead.
The stage winners had a combined time of 2:17:15. Trek-Segafredo (Elisa Longo Borghini and Lizzie Deignan) finished second and Astana (Katia Ragusa and Liliana Moreno) third.
The virtual race travelled from Bassano del Grappa to the Madonna di Campiglio.
View more results below:
|1||Team Bahrain-McLaren||Fred Wright and Rafa Valls||1:56:55|
|2||Astana Pro Team||Alexander Aranburu and Gorka Izagirre||+0:09:31|
|3||Jumbo-Visma||George Bennett and Jonas Vingegaard||+0:09:43|
|1||Italian national team||Soraya Paladin and Marta Cavalli||2:17:15|
|2||Trek-Segafredo||Elisa Longo Borghini and Lizzie Deignan||+0:05:04|
|3||Astana Women's Team||Katia Ragusa and Liliana Moreno||+0:12:20|
|1||Astana Pro Team|
|3||Italian national team||+0:20:53|
|2||Italian national team||+0:29:39|
|3||Astana Women's Team||+1:15:52|