Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën Team) has won Stage 4 of the 106th Giro d’Italia, the 175km long Venosa-Lago Laceno. Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) and Toms Skujiņš (Trek – Segafredo) finished second and third respectively.
Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) is the new Maglia Rosa.
1 – Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën Team) – 175 km in 4h’16’04″, average speed 41.005 km/h
2 – Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM) at 2″
3 – Toms Skujiņš (Trek – Segafredo) at 57″
2 – Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) at 28″ 3 – Aurélien Paret-Peintre (AG2R Citroën Team) at 30″
THE OFFICIAL JERSEYSThe leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are designed by CASTELLI and produced with SITIP recycled fabrics.
- Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM)
- Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, sponsored by Agenzia ICE with the brand Madeinitaly.gov.it – Jon
athan Milan (Bahrain – Victorious)
- Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama – FDJ)
- Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider, sponsored by Intimissimi Uomo – Andreas Leknessund (Team DSM)
Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner Aurélien Paret-Peintre said: “The Giro d’Italia was my main objective this year. I came to ride for GC but we also knew that today was a good day for a breakaway and we wanted a stage win for the team. It was super hard in the last climb but after that I knew that my companion was going for the Maglia Rosa and the stage win was for me. I’m delighted.”
The Maglia Rosa Andreas Leknessund said: “I came to the Giro with the aim of contesting stage victories. It was also the goal today. But it’s super special to take the Maglia Rosa. Only Knut Knudsen from Norway had it before me but looking at who had the Maglia Rosa in the past few days and the impact of this jersey it’s a great day in my career.”