Movistar Team young sprinter (9th) gets again on top places in Tour of Beijing stage 4, concluding tomorrow with Martin (THR) in the lead. Viviani (LIQ) grabs day’s honours
Everything’s now set for German Tony Martin (THR) to conquer the inaugural Tour of Beijing (UCI World Tour) after the 189k ride of stage 4 on Saturday, from Yanqing to the Olympic Rowing Centre in Shunyi with a final bunch kick where Italian Elia Viviani (LIQ) took the victory over team-mate Peter Sagan. Movistar Team had a very easy day with no major incidents, their eight riders into the peloton in pursuit of the break of the day, having more than five minutes of advantage and ending with 8k to go, later searching for the sprint with Ángel Madrazo and, most notably, Enrique Sanz, who took the ninth place after a great ride back from a bad position in the lead-out to the line. The 118k final circuit ride on Sunday, from the emblematic Tian An Men square to the Olympic Stadium in Beijing, will close the telephone squad’s performance on Chinese turf.