Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) stormed to victory in the stage 4 time trial at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco and took the overall lead in Lodosa. He covered the 19.4km course with a winning time of 22:26 beating Patrick Bevin (BMC), an early starter who sat in the hot seat for most of the race, by nine seconds. Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) was third at 11 seconds. "I knew that all eyes were on me as a pursuer in the GC and as time trial specialist," Roglic said. "That provided extra pressure. It was a flat time trial, but there was a lot of wind. At the finish I saw that I had the fastest time, which made me very happy of course." Roglic placed second in the first two stages behind overnight leader Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors). He sat second overall heading into the time trial but only need to make up eight seconds to surpass Alaphilippe, and he did, with the Frenchman finishing eighth on the day and 42 seconds down.ADVERTISEMENT Roglic now leads the overall classification with a 34-second advantage over Alaphilippe, while Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) moved up into third place at 1:33 back. "We should not get ahead of ourselves. At the beginning of the course I already said that I want to take it one day at a time. It's not going to be easy, but I'm really looking forward to the last stages," Roglic said. How it unfolded Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco's fourth stage was a mainly flat individual time trial, with one minor rise ahead of the run-in to the finish line.
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