Road: this year’s Edition of the Vuelta a España has not presented an easy introduction. Today, the fourth stage, the objective was set up at the top of the Sierra Nevada. Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Pro Team Astana) continues to show great shape and put in the main field.
The stage was won by Spaniard Daniel Moreno (Katusha Team) before Chris Anker Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard). Moreno and S formed tätduo with four kilometres to the finish and in the finals, there was no doubt which of the both of them that had the most power in the body. With 400 meters left, Daniel Moreno headed out to the left of Chris Anker Sörensen and upped the tempo, got the gap and was able to quietly celebrate the victory atop the Sierra Nevada.
Pablo Lastras (Movistar Team) that won yesterday and ran in the Red Jersey had to drop the main field goal early in the ascent. The new leader is Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step).
Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff strengthened its position as a förstaåkare in the Pro Team Astana by rolling into the goal in the same group as the other big favorites. Kessiakoff was 19th on the stage, the position behind Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling), Thomas Löfkvist as co-driver. Lövkvist was the 70th man, just over seven minutes behind Daniel Moreno after having assisted his captain during the day.
“For me, it was most important to lose as little time as possible, than to try to create time against my competitors. I managed to sit with the head field in the target, says Fredrik Kessiakoff. Tomorrow will be a new difficult stage, with a twisty ending that can lead to the peloton parts.
Frederick advanced in summary and with his fine contribution to the Sierra Nevada and is now seven, 59 seconds behind Chavanel.