In a finish for sprinters, Jonathan Milan (Lidl – Trek) won the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia 2024, a fraction of 190 kilometers between Acqui Terme and Andora on a flat day with only one categorized mountain obstacle.

The Italian sprinter took revenge for what happened the day before, winning the sprint with superiority ahead of Australian Kaden Groves (Alpecin – Deceuninck) and German Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain – Victorious). While the Colombian Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) had to settle for 7th place.

The breakaway of the day was led by Spaniard Francisco Muñoz (Polti Kometa), South African Stefan de Bod (EF Education – EasyPost) and Frenchman Lilian Calmejane (Intermarché – Wanty), but with less than 10 kilometers to go they were caught by the peloton.

In the closing stages, Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) tried to surprise the sprinters, however, he was caught in the last meters and the sprinter Jonathan Milan of Lidl – Trek won his first victory in this edition.

After the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia 2024, a flat day, the general classification did not undergo substantial changes. Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) remained in command of the positions and as the main reference among the ‘Roosters of the General’.

Beetles Daniel Martinez (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Einer Rubio (Movistar Team) continued in the top 5 overall, while Esteban Chaves (EF Education EasyPost) climbed to tenth place.

This Wednesday, May 8, the fifth stage of the ‘Corsa Rosa’ will be held, starting in Genoa and finishing in Lucca, over a route of 178 kilometers mostly on flat terrain. The successor to Slovenian Primoz Roglic, last year’s champion, will be announced on Sunday, May 26 in Rome.

Giro d’Italia 2024 (2.UWT)
Results Stage 4 | Acqui Terme – Andora (190 km)

1 Jonathan MilanLidl – Trek4:16:03
2 Kaden GrovesAlpecin – Deceuninck,,
3 Phil BauhausBahrain – Victorious,,
4 Olav KooijTeam Visma | Lease a Bike,,
5 Tim MerlierSoudal Quick-Step,,
6 Davide BalleriniAstana Qazaqstan Team,,
7 Fernando GaviriaMovistar Team,,
8 Enrico ZanoncelloVF Group – Bardiani CSF – Faizanè,,
9 Madis MihkelsIntermarché – Wanty,,
10 Giovanni LonardiTeam Polti Kometa,,

Ranking General

1 Tadej PogačarUAE Team Emirates15:19:05
2 Geraint ThomasINEOS Grenadiers0:46
3 Daniel Felipe MartínezBORA – hansgrohe0:47
4 Cian UijtdebroeksTeam Visma | Lease a Bike0:55
5 Einer RubioMovistar Team0:56
6 Lorenzo FortunatoAstana Qazaqstan Team1:07
7 Juan Pedro LópezLidl – Trek1:11
8 Jan HirtSoudal Quick-Step1:13
9 Alexey LutsenkoAstana Qazaqstan Team1:26
10Esteban ChavesEF Education – EasyPost1:26

Source: Revista Mundo Ciclístico