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Cycling news - Alexey Lutsenko takes Stage 4 and GC leadership

Lutsenko takes Stage 4 and GC leadership
By Eurosport

12/10/2018 at 14:52Updated 12/10/2018 at 16:48

Astana’s Alexey Lutsenko won Stage 4 of the Tour of Turkey and took leadership of the General Classification.

Lutsenko, 26, was part of a big group at the end but he timed his sprint perfectly to claim victory.

He beat out Diego Ulissi and Eduard Prades Reverter as they couldn’t live with the pace set by Lutsenko.

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The victory sees the Kazakh champion move to the top of the General Classification, knocking Irishman Sam Bennett off the top.

Lutsenko’s lead is only four seconds ahead of Ulissi, with bonus seconds up for grabs on the remaining two stages.

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Stage Classification

  • 1. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) Astana Pro Team 5:24:22
  • 2. Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates "
  • 3. Eduard Prades (ESP) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias "
  • 4. James Knox (GBR) Quick-Step Floors "
  • 5. Nicolas Roche (IRL) BMC Racing Team +2
  • 6. Ruben Guerreiro (POR) Trek - Segafredo "
  • 7. Mauro Finetto (ITA) Delko - Marseille - Provence - KTM "
  • 8. Delio Fernández (ESP) Delko - Marseille - Provence - KTM "
  • 9. Matteo Fabbro (ITA) Team Katusha - Alpecin "
  • 10. Kilian Frankiny (SUI) BMC Racing Team "

General Classification

  • 1. Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) Astana Pro Team 15:34:30
  • 2. Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates +4
  • 3. Eduard Prades (ESP) Euskadi Basque Country - Murias +6
  • 4. Nathan Haas (AUS) Team Katusha - Alpecin +12
  • 5. Ruben Guerreiro (POR) Trek - Segafredo "
  • 6. Delio Fernández (ESP) Delko - Marseille - Provence - KTM "
  • 7. Fabio Felline (ITA) Trek - Segafredo "
  • 8. Mauro Finetto (ITA) Delko - Marseille - Provence - KTM "
  • 9. Matteo Fabbro (ITA) Team Katusha - Alpecin "
  • 10. Nicolas Roche (IRL) BMC Racing Team "
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