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Evenepoel finds no takers for Vuelta a España leader’s jersey on stage 4

Evenepoel finds no takers for Vuelta a España leader's jersey on stage 4

One day after he stormed into the Vuelta a España lead at Andorra, Remco Evenepoel’s next mission was to lose the red jersey to a non-GC threat as quickly as possible. The Soudal-QuickStep star admitted after Tuesday’s flat run to Tarragona that it had been ‘mission impossible’ to give the red jersey away on stage 4.

A bunch sprint stage was always highly likely, given it was the first clear opportunity for the few fast men who form part of the Vuelta a España peloton this year. Alpecin-Deceuninck duly delivered, placing their sprinter Kaden Groves in a perfect position for his second Grand Tour victory of the season.

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