Ecuadorian rider Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) won Stage 4 of the 102nd Giro d’Italia, 235km from Orbetello to Frascati. Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) finished second and third, respectively. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) was involved in a crash and crossed the finish line 4’04” after the stage winner.
Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma) wears the Maglia Rosa and increases his lead in the General Classification.
1 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) – 235km in 5h58’17”, average speed 39.354km/h
2 – Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) s.t.
3 – Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
- Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma)
- Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Pascal Ackermann (Bora – Hansgrohe)
- Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Giulio Ciccone (Trek – Segafredo)
- Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team)
1 – Primoz Roglic (Team Jumbo – Visma)
2 – Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) at 35?
3 – Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) at 39?
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Richard Carapaz said: “I didn’t expect to win today. It was a long stage with some hills towards the end. Our plan was just to protect Mikel Landa to not lose time but a crash at the end changed everything. I was up against sprinters for the stage win so I had to anticipate their action. The moment I chose to attack was perfect.”