The Italian jumped to second on the general classification after four days.

Mattia Cattaneo confirmed his prowess against the clock, taking a solid fourth on the 31.9km stage 4 against the clock – one of the season’s longest individual time trials. The last Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl rider to roll down the ramp, the Italian wasn’t particularly favoured by the pan-flat course between Montbrison and La Bâtie d’Urfé, but this didn’t stop him from producing his best ITT at World Tour level.

After setting solid top 5 times at both intermediate checkpoints, Mattia stopped the clock in 36:11 at the finish thanks to a stunning ride which saw him average close to 53km/h, enough to put him third provisional. Of the riders that left the start house in the last hour of the stage, many of whom were strong GC contenders, only the yellow jersey could pass him in the classification, where the 31-year-old from Alzano Lombardo concluded fourth.

“I am very happy with this result, because it reflects all the hard work I have put in on my time trial bike. Since joining the Wolfpack, the team placed their trust in me and I am delighted I could show my progress in this discipline that I like so much, against many specialists of the time trial. Every ITT I do makes me more confident in myself, and after today, I hope other good results will follow for the squad this week”, said Mattia, who sits a remarkable second overall halfway through the race.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Filippo Ganna
INEOS Grenadiers
35:32
2 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
0:02
3 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:17
4 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:39
5 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
0:42
6 Luke Durbridge
Team BikeExchange - Jayco
0:53
7 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Jumbo-Visma
1:12
8 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
1:25
9 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
1:31
10 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
1:34
12 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:40
18 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:52
47 Andrea Bagioli
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:38
80 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
3:40
119 Dries Devenyns
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:51
1 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
13:26:06
2 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
0:53
3 Primož Roglič
Jumbo-Visma
0:56
4 Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen
Jumbo-Visma
1:26
5 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
1:26
6 Damiano Caruso
Bahrain - Victorious
1:39
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart
INEOS Grenadiers
1:45
8 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
1:48
9 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
1:50
10 Ben O'Connor
AG2R Citroën Team
2:00
26 Andrea Bagioli
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:52
44 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:19
45 Rémi Cavagna
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
4:24
76 Dries Devenyns
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
7:23
88 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
9:22
1 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
63 pt
2 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
44 pt
3 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
28 pt
4 Hugo Page
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
28 pt
5 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
26 pt
6 Olivier Le Gac
Groupama - FDJ
26 pt
7 Alexis Vuillermoz
TotalEnergies
25 pt
8 Sean Quinn
EF Education-EasyPost
20 pt
9 Clément Venturini
AG2R Citroën Team
20 pt
10 Anthony Delaplace
Team Arkéa Samsic
16 pt
19 Mattia Cattaneo
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
8 pt
28 Jannik Steimle
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
6 pt
1 Pierre Rolland
12 pt
2 Alexis Vuillermoz
TotalEnergies
7 pt
3 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
5 pt
4 Xandres Vervloesem
Lotto Soudal
4 pt
5 Maxime Bouet
Team Arkéa Samsic
4 pt
6 Laurens Huys
Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux
4 pt
7 Wout van Aert
Jumbo-Visma
3 pt
8 Anders Skaarseth
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
3 pt
9 Olivier Le Gac
Groupama - FDJ
3 pt
10 Sebastian Schönberger
2 pt
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
13:27:32
2 Juan Ayuso Pesquera
UAE Team Emirates
0:22
3 Matteo Jorgenson
Movistar Team
0:24
4 Tobias Halland Johannessen
Uno-X Pro Cycling Team
1:03
5 Antonio Tiberi
Trek - Segafredo
1:03
6 Brandon McNulty
UAE Team Emirates
1:09
7 Andrea Bagioli
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
1:26
8 Samuele Battistella
Astana Qazaqstan Team
1:39
9 Kevin Vermaerke
Team DSM
2:12
10 Kevin Geniets
Groupama - FDJ
2:13
12 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team
2:53
1 Jumbo-Visma 40:20:56
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:23
3 Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team 2:40
4 Bahrain - Victorious 3:28
5 Movistar Team 4:25
6 Groupama - FDJ 4:53
7 BORA - hansgrohe 5:10
8 UAE Team Emirates 5:22
9 Trek - Segafredo 6:24
10 Intermarché - Wanty - Gobert Matériaux 6:40

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