"The team has raced well following the tactic decided by our sports directors - added the Italian rider - and we have protected our captain Vincenzo Nibali up the final climb".
"First day of great heat, long race with a very choppy final - commented sport director Paolo Slongo - but we have always been involved in the decisive moments.”
"The team worked with intelligence and our men ranking - Nibali and Fuglsang - arrived in top positions”.
Vincenzo Nibali finished sixth with a 6 " gap from the winner the Italian Diego Ulissi and occupies the same position in the General Classification 26" from the new leader the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin.
Always in the GC, Jakob Fuglsang is now in eighth position with 35 "from the leadership.
Tomorrow, the fifth stage over 230 km from Praia a Mare to Benevento and a route for those who want to attack.