Our African team tackled the Queen stage today, and with seven categorised climbs, it proved to be a tough day at the office. Here’s what got underway during stage four at Volta a la Communitat Valenciana..

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won the Queen stage of the Volta a la Communitat Valenciana in commanding fashion, with Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) placing 2nd and Luis Leon Sanchez (Pro Team Astana) 3rd. The 4th stage of the Vuelta Valencia would be the Queen stage of the race as no less than 7 categorised climbs littered the 181km route. For Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, it was all about looking after Merhawi Kudus and delivering him to the final cat 1 climb, in as best a shape as possible. A fast start with numerous attacks in the first hour made an already difficult day that much more.