The Tour Down Under continues with the fourth stage concluded today in Campbeltown, after 149.5 km hilly but without significant ascents.
The bunch has arrived compact to the final km and the sprint was inevitable: the Australian Caleb Ewan won this way his third stage in this Tour Down Under edition.
Our best rider classified on the finish line was Luis Leon Sanchez, 18th, who kept his 7th position in the GC.
To be underline the good performance by the Danish Michael Valgren who fully participated to the only very significant breakaway of the day.
Racing in Australia there is one of the most expert rider of the entire pro world: Paolo Tiralongo at his 18th year as professional rider and at his second participation at the Tour Down Under.
“I’m happy to participate to this race, which I programmed about since the end of the 2016 racing season – explained the Italian rider of the Astana Pro Team – even if the rhythm is very important, I think this is a good occasion to me to put some ‘race kms’ in my legs…”.
“I’m 39 years old, I will be 40 on next July 8th, and much time has passed since I became Pro in 2000… Despite this, the one just started is my 18th racing season as a pro, I still feel really good and the enthusiasm for racing and training is the same as the first day!” concluded Tiralongo.
Tomorrow there will be the second uphill finish on this edition of the Tour Down Under, the stage 5 will be ridden from McLaren Vale to Willunga Hill (151.5 km), where traditionally the GC positions are decided.
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