Fernando Gaviria takes second stage victory at Tour de France
Jul 10 2018 11:57 pm CET

Fernando Gaviria takes second stage victory at Tour de France
Fernando Gaviria takes second stage victory at Tour de France
Tour de France

Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) has taken the victory of the fourth stage at the Tour de France. The Colombian outsprinted Peter Sagan and Andre Greipel at the finish line.

The fourth stage of the French race was 195 kilometres long between La Baule and Sarzeau, over a flat route that made it suitable for the fast men. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Want-Groupe Gobert), Jerome Cousin (Direct Energie), Dimitri Claeys and Anthony Perez (Cofidis) formed the escape of the day and created a gap of more than seven minutes with the peloton.

Behind them, the pack was led by Quick-Step Floors and BMC and the day was quite uneventful, even though there was a small crash at around 30 kilometres to go that affected riders like Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Tony Gallopin (AG2R La Mondiale) but didn't leave any consequences.

At around four kilometres to go, as the peloton was at full speed to catch the escapees, there was a crash in the pack that cut the group in two and left behind riders like Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First), Gesink, Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal) and Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin).

The escapees were caught in the last kilometres just as the sprint started. Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe), Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) fought for the victory and the Colombian crossed the line just ahead of the other two.

Of the big names for the general classification, Zakarin was the principal loser of the day crossing the line at just under a minute from the peloton.

Greg Van Avermaet finished safely in the peloton and will wear the Yellow Jersey for another day.



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