Vuelta a Espana - Stage 4

Belgian Gianni Meersman won stage five of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday, his second victory after also triumphing on stage two, both featuring mostly flat terrain.

Meersman capitalised late to finish the 171.3km stage from Viveiro to Lugo in a time of 4hr 16min 42sec, while Colombian Darwin Atapuma retained the overall lead.

Etixx-Quick Step rider Meersman finished ahead of Luxembourg’s Laurent Didier of Trek-Segafredo in second and France’s Kevin Reza of FDJ in third. – Agence France-Presse

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