Sprinters don’t usually find too many excuses to take the start in the Tour of Spain because the opportunities for them are not lavish throughout the twenty-one stages and In this 78th edition, their first opportunity comes in the fourth stage, ending in the imperial city of Tarragona.
After the first summit finish, the fourth day will take the peloton from Andorra la Vella to Tarragona with 184.6 kilometers and only two small studs in the last third of the race.
It will be necessary to see if the teams that have lined up fast men decide to take the reins of the group in the final phase so that the large group arrives compact and the sprint takes place, or on the contrary it is the breakaway that achieves its objective of arriving with advantage to dispute the victory.
In the last two kilometres, the arrival is a slight ascent that could even favor the attack of a powerful man in the final meters that sneaks among the fastest.
Some of the most outstanding sprinters present are the Colombian Juan Sebastián molano (UAE Emirates), the Italian Alberto Dainese (DSM), Frenchman Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), Australian Kaden Groves (Alpecin), Hugo Hofstetter (Arkéa), or the Spanish Iván García Cortina (Movistar).
4th stage: Andorra la Vella-Tarragona
Distance: 184.6 km
Km 130.8 Alto de Belltall (3rd): 9.3 km at 3.7%
Km 154 Coll de Lilla (3rd): 4.9 km at 5.2%
Km 164 Valls (Incorporation N-240) Subsidized
Departure time: 13:00
Check In: 17:30
intermediate average: 44km/h