Volta ao Algarve: Dylan Groenewegen sprints to win on stage 4

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Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo) won stage four of the Volta ao Algarve as Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) maintained his overall lead.

The Dutchman began his sprint from the pole position and easily took the stage win. He beat Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-hansgrohe) and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) in the bunch sprint.

Geraint Thomas (Sky) kept his lead in the general classification over his teammate Michal Kwiatkowski. The Pole is 19 seconds back of Thomas.

“This is a very beautiful day”, Groenewegen said. “The team did a great job today. Not only with the leadout but also with controlling the race all day. It was a fast stage with a few short climbs and a very hectic final, but we didn’t panic. Not even when Philippe Gilbert and Dylan Teuns attacked on the last hill. The boys led me out perfectly and I finished it off. Everything worked out as we had hoped”.


Volta ao Algarve 2018 – stage 4 results (Almodôvar – Tavira):

1Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo)


2Matteo Pelucchi (Bora-hansgrohe)


3John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo)


4Florian Senechal (Quick-Step Floors)


5Jurgen Roelandts (BMC)


6Timothy Dupont (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


7Hugo Hofstetter (Cofidis)


8Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal)


9Loïc Vliegen (BMC)


10Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)


General classification after stage 4:

1Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)


2Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)


3Nelson Oliveira (Movistar)


4Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)


5Tejay van Garderen (BMC)


6Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo)


7Jaime Roson (Movistar)


8Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)


9Felix Grossschartner (Bora-hansgrohe)


10Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)



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