La Vuelta Ciclista a España. Stage 4. A solid 2nd place for Nikita Stalnov
Nikita Stalnov fought until the very last meters for the victory at stage 4 of the Vuelta España and finished second, just behind the American rider Ben King. The Kazakh rider of Astana Pro Team made part of the daily breakaway and later he was able to attack to create a leading group of three riders: Stalnov, King and Jelle Wallays. Later, on the final climb of the day Sierra de la Alfaguara Stalnov and King dropped Wallays, fighting for the stage victory. Astana Team rider did an amazing race, but in sprint on the finish line he lost to the American.