Groenewegen defeats Demare in stage four sprint at Volta ao Algarve

Dylan Groenewegen wins stage 4 Volta ao Algarve 2019

Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) came back from a late mechanical problem to win stage four of the Volta ao Algarve ahead of Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) and Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates).

Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) finished in the bunch to hold his overall lead. Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb) is second on GC, at 29 seconds, and Wout Poels (Team Sky) is third at 30 seconds.

“I am very pleased with this result. In the first stage we were very unlucky because of the crash, but today we took revenge,” Groenewegen said. “This is the yellow-black lead out that we want to see. If we can do this all season, it will be a great year. I am very grateful to the boys and happy that I was able to take my second win of the season here.”

The last day of race will have a route of 173.5 kilometres that features three climbs of the third category and two of the second, including the mountain finish to Malhao.

Volta ao Algarve 2019 – stage 4 results (Albufeira – Tavira):

1Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)

4:56:07

2Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ)

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3Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates)

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4Pascal Ackermann (Bora-hansgrohe)

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5Simone Consonni (UAE Team Emirates)

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6Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal)

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7Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

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8Jens Debusschere (Katusha-Alpecin)

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9Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)

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10Ion Aberasturi (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

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Volta ao Algarve 2019 – general classification after stage 4:

1Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates)

15:12:28

2Søren Kragh Andersen (Team Sunweb)

+29”

3Wout Poels (Team Sky)

+30”

4Enric Mas (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

+31”

5David de la Cruz (Team Sky)

+57”

6Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb)

+01’28”

7Zdenek Stybar (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

+02’12”

8Neilson Powless (Jumbo-Visma)

+02’13”

9Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb)

+02’35”

10Amaro Antunes (CCC)

+02’36”

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