Cycling news - Jack Haig powers past Fuglsang and Landa to seal Stage 4 win
Jack Haig emerged victorious from a three-man sprint on Stage 4 of Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol.
ack Haig of Australia and Team Mitchelton-Scott / Celebration / Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark and Astana Pro Team Yellow Leader Jersey / Mikel Landa of Spain and Team Bahrain - McLaren / during the 66th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol 2020, Stage 4 a 125km
The Mitchelton-Scott rider bested race leader Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team) and Mikel Landa (Bahrain-McLaren) to the line after a 126km-ride from Villanueva Mesia to Granada.
Fuglsang, who capitalised on a mistake from Haig on Stage 3 to secure a second win of the five-stage event, attacked on the ascent of Alto del Purche but Landa brought a select group of riders with him to bridge over to the Dane.
Haig powers past Fuglsang and Landa to seal Stage 4 win
It was Haig who attacked as he crested the summit of the category one climb, taking Fuglsang and Landa with him, and while Landa made his move first following a rapid descent into Granada, it was Australian Haig who showed the freshest legs to claim the stage.
“Taking the win against Fuglsang and Landa is quite important to me, they are the sort of riders I want to try and become, true Grand Tour contenders," Haig said after the race.
So to be up there with them today was a really nice feeling and a reassuring feeling knowing I am heading in the right direction.
The win represented Haig’s first stage win since the 2017 Tour de Pologne.
The race concludes on Sunday with a 13-km ITT around Mijas with Fuglsang holding a 14-second advantage over Landa in the GC and Haig a further 21 seconds in arrears.
Haig outsprints Landa and Fuglsang to claim second pro win