The rider from UAE Team Emirates steals the show on climb to Sestola.
Joe Dombrowski tasted his first victory for UAE Team Emirates with an impressive win on stage 4 of the Giro D’Italia. The 29-year old formed part of the early escape of 25 riders along with teammate Valerio Conti, which broke away in the early stages of the rainy transfer from Piacenza to Sestola (187km).
The group slowly built up a gap which reached a maximum of 7’ on the peloton as the tough conditions and arduous terrain fractured the lead group. With the final climb coming at 6km to go, Dombrowski emerged in a select bunch of surviving climbers before going clear solo with only Alessandro De Marchi able to stay within reach of the American. Dombrowski grinded his way up the steep gradient to hold off De Marchi and take the stage honours, having time to throw his arms in the air in celebration as he crossed the line.
Dombrowski is now the highest placed rider for the team in the GC in 2nd overall, +22’’ from new race leader De Marchi.
Dombrowski conquests his first victory in the colours of UAE atop on his Colnago bike equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed groupset and with Campagnolo full carbon wheels.
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