The Belgian Tim Wellens (UAE Team Emirates) crowned the breakaway that he starred in during the third stage of the Tour of Andalusia, in which nothing changed in the general classification with the Slovenian Tajed Pogacar (UAE Emirates) in the lead, followed by the Colombian Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain – Victorious).
Wellens took the victory, in a route shortened by strong winds, which took place between Alcalá de Guadaira and Alcalá de los Gazules. In second position came Frenchman Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies) and third came Italian Samuele Battistella (Astana Qazaqstan Team).
The peloton arrived behind the escapees by more than four minutes. There were the main leaders of the race. The packaging in the lot was taken by the solid leader, Tadej Pogacar, who defeated the Colombian Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain – Victorious), who entered escorting the European.
It was a day marked by the wind and the fans, the escape of the day was carried out by 21 cyclists, who in the end defined the stage. It consisted of Tim Wellens, Samuele Battistella, Gorka Izagirre, Hugo Houle, Pierre Latour and Stefano Oldani too, who looked like dangerous clients on paper for the race leaders.
Later the escapees were joined by Edoardo Zambanini, Connor Swift, Salvatore Puccio, Felix Engelhardt, Dries De Bondt, Sam Gaze, Laurenz Rex, Davide Bais, Liam Slock, Eric Fetter, Joel Nicolau, Ibai Azurmendi, Geoffrey Soume, Cyril Barthe and Jose Manuel Diaz.
The Spanish race will continue this Saturday with the dispute of the fourth and penultimate stage, of 164 kilometers that will connect the towns of Olvera with Iznájar. The successor to the Dutchman Wout Poels, last year’s champion, will be known on Sunday in Alhaurín de la Torre (Spain).
1.- Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) 12:35:57
2.- Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain – Victorious) 0:48
3.- Mikel Landa (Bahrain – Victorious) 0:52
4.- Carlos Rodríguez (INEOS Grenadiers) ,,
5.- Enric Mas (Movistar Team) 1:47