EL PUIG (AFP) - Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen held off a wonderful fightback from eire s Sam Bennett to edge a image end and win the fourth level of the Vuelta a Espana on Tuesday.

Jakobsen (Deceuninck-QuickStep) gained a dramatic sprint to say the narrowest of victories in El Puig, after Bennett had made an impressive restoration from taking a incorrect turn round a roundabout.

Germany s Maximilian Walscheid (group Sunweb) became 0.

.33 whilst his crew-mate Nicolas Roche from ireland retained the general leader s crimson jersey.

Roche maintained his lead over his Colombian chasers, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) seconds at the back of and Rigoberto Uran (EF education First) a in addition six seconds back.

Jakobsen choices up his first grand tour victory in his debut appearance on the Vuelta after every other enormously flat, 175.Five-kilometre level, that was continually likely to play to the sprinters.

"I don t realize how near it turned into, perhaps a couple of millimetres," said Jakobsen "I simply threw my motorcycle at the line."

"I knew (I had won) once I saw men from group cheering," he stated. "I couldn t see due to the fact I had my eyes closed."

Jelle Wallays (Lotto Soudal) and Jorge Cubero (Burgos-BH) had been the early escapees or even stretched their lead over the peloton to seven mins with 139km left.

but soon after the category three climb of Puerto del Oronet, Cubero was hit via a mechanical trouble before Wallays turned into stuck by means of the peloton with 18km remaining.

Bennett s high priced mistake came with just over 5km to go as he went right across the penultimate roundabout, losing valuable time at the leaders.

Max Richeze led out the dash, together with his team-mate Jakobsen close in the back of, only for Bennett to weave through the p.C. In a late surge for the road. A picture end showed Jakobsen had hung on.

level 5 on Wednesday, among L Eliana and Observatorio Astrofisico de Javalambre, offers the race s first summit finish and offers the biggest check up to now of these hoping to win the overall classification.

in advance, Steven Kruijswijk, one of the occasion s leading contenders, turned into forced to tug out with a knee injury sustained in a crash in Saturday s crew time trial.

Kruijswijk s crew, Jumbo-Visma wrote in a assertion that the rider "has deserted the Vuelta. He s suffering a sore knee because of the crash within the TTT and the pain has gotten worse."