Battaglin Takes Stage 4 of Giro d'Italia 2013
Enrico Battaglin (Bardiani Valvole-CSF Inox) has won Stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia. Battaglin took a larger sprint than anticipated to win the hilly, 246-km ride from Policastro Bussentino to Serra San Bruno in 6:14:19.
winning at the end of 2011 [he won the Coppa Sabatini in 2011]. Perhaps I thought it was easier than it really is. I may have paid for that last year [no wins in 2012]. This year, I was determined to show I am a good rider. I worked hard in the winter, and I'm starting to reap the rewards."
In the overall, Paolini leads Rigoberto Uran (Sky) by 0:17 and Benat Intxausti (Euskaltel-Euskadi) by 0:26. Stage 5 will be a flattish, 203-km ride from Cosenza to Matera. The stage will have an uphill run to the finish that might drop some sprinters. Who will win? Check in at www.roadcycling.com and find out!