Australia’s Robbie McEwen (Davitamon-Lotto) sprinted to his second Giro win yesterday in the forth stage.
The final stage to be held in Belgium, from Wanze to Hotton, saw a sprint finish in which McEwen came in ahead of Italians Paolo Bettini (Quick-Step) and Alberto Loddo (Selle Italia).
Stefan Schumacher (Ger/Gerolsteiner) finished in the same time as McEwen, retaining his overall race lead as the race prepares to move to Italy.
During today’s transfer the riders will have their first rest day of the stage race in preparation for Thursday’s 38km TT.
Keep an eye on the site for updates.
Giro d’Italia stage four result:
1. Robbie McEwen (Aus/Davitamon-Lotto) 4:38:51″
2. Paolo Bettini (Ita/Quick-Step) ST
3. Alberto Loddo (Ita/Selle Italia)
4. Maximiliano Richeze (Arg/Panaria)
5. Olaf Pollack (Ger/T-Mobile)
6. Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita/Milram)
7. Philippe Gilbert (Bel/Francaise des Jeux)
8. Tomas Vaitkus (Lithuania/AG2R)
Giro d’Italia overall standings:
1. Stefan Schumacher (Ger/Gerolsteiner) 14:52:55″
2. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita/Discovery Channel) +13″
3. Davide Rebellin (Ita/Gerolsteiner) +23″
4. Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Spa/Caisse d’Epargne) +29″
5. Jose Luis Rubiera (Spa/Discovery Channel) +31″
6. Sergei Gontchar (Ukr/T-Mobile)
7. Bradley McGee (Aus/Francaise des Jeux)
8. Francisco Perez (Spa/Caisse d’Epargne) +32″
9. Jose Enrique Gutierrez (Spa/Phonak) +33″
10. Paolo Bettini (Ita/Quick-Step) +35″