1-2 retained at Coppi Bartali

25 Mar 2022

1-2 retained at Coppi Bartali

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Settimana Coppi e Bartali - Stage 4 » Montecatini › Montecatini, 158.7km

Eddie Dunbar and Ben Tulett retained a Grenadiers 1-2 at Settimana Coppi e Bartali, as Ethan Hayter sprinted to second on the penultimate stage.
Once again the team helped control the race, working hard across a testing parcours. Hayter was narrowly denied by Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin Fenix) at the line, but with Dunbar and Tulett finishing safely in the group, their GC positions remained.
With one stage to go, Dunbar holds a nine-second lead over his teammate, with Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) 24 seconds back.
Over in Belgium, the team rode hard at E3 Harelbeke with a pair of top-10 finishes on the day. Jhonatan Narvaez and Dylan van Baarle finished seventh in ninth respectively, after making their way into the lead group.
The pair were part of the sprint for third, with no one able to shut down the two-up attack from Jumbo-Visma teammates Wout Van Aert and Christophe Laporte.
Earlier the Grenadiers had set to work in a bid to pull back a dangerous move that went clear on the Taaienberg. Ben Turner was instrumental in helping to bring the race back together, allowing Narvaez to jump across the gap on the Eikenberg. The Classics campaign continues on Sunday at Gent-Wevelgem. 

The final part of the three-race day came in Catalunya. A day for the sprinters was all about staying out of trouble, with Richard Carapaz and Carlos Rodriguez retaining their GC positions ahead of a decisive final weekend.