Despite bad tactics and pacing for others, Joao Almeida won Volta a Catalunya stage 4 mountain top finish on the Boí Taüll climb (13.0 km, 6.0%).
One of the most underrated races on the calendar, Trofeo Laigueglia, once again did not disappoint this year…
The peloton reacted too late in the last ten kilometres, robbing a chance for the sprinters to fight for the win, with 19-year-old Czech Mathias Vacek taking a surprise win and three Gazprom - RusVelo riders finishing in the top 5. This is the most unexpected outcome of a race in 2022 so far.
Chaos erupted in the last 20 kilometres, with Wout Poels going solo with Alexey Lutsenko, surprisingly winning the two up sprint after Lutsenko made some decisions that will surely upset his Astana teammate Miguel Angel Lopez.