Vuelta a España 2019: Fabio Jakobsen beats Sam Bennett on stage four

Deceuninck - Quick-Step’s Fabio Jakobsen defeated BORA-hansgrohe’s Sam Bennett in a photo finish on stage four of the Vuelta a España, as Team Sunweb’s Nicolas Roche retained the overall lead.

Jakobsen benefited from a perfect lead-out from Max Richeze and although Bennett appeared to have the faster finishing speed, the Irishman started from too far back and missed out on a second successive victory by the narrowest of margins. Team Sunweb’s Max Walscheid was third.

Roche crossed the line in the peloton to remain two seconds ahead of second-placed Nairo Quintana (Movistar Team) and eight seconds in front of third-placed Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First Pro Cycling) in the general classification.