Colombian Sprinter “Quick-Step Floors” Fernando Gaviria won the fourth stage of the Big loop.
The day’s break almost broke the sprint showdown – the last of the escapees, the core group caught up with one km to go.
The stage victory was played Gaviria, Sagan and Greipel – the Colombian intelligently distributed into several hundredths of a second ahead of its competitors.
Belgian Greg van Avermat from BMC kept the lead in the General classification. One minute from the leader are 18 riders.
The fourth stage:
1. Fernando Gaviria (Columbia, Quick-Step Floors) – 4:25,012. Peter Sagan (Slovakia and BORA – hansgrohe)3. Andre Greipel (Germany, Lotto Soudal)4. Dylan Groenewegen (Netherlands, LottoNL-Jumbo)5. Marcel Kittel (Germany, Katusha – Alpecin)
Overall standings after four stages:
1. Greg van Avermat (Belgium, BMC) – 13:33,562. TJ van Garderen (USA, BMC)3. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain, Sky) – 0,034. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium, Quick-Step Floors) – 0,055. Julian Alaphilippe (France, Quick Step Floors) – 0,07
In the fifth stage participants of the race waiting for the mountain 204-kilometer stage with five category climbs of the third and fourth categories.