It was German rider Andre Greipel, who took the win today. Astana leader Luis Leon Sanchez without any problem finished in the main group (23rd place), saving his 5th position in general classification of the race, led by Slovenian rider Primož Roglič.
- It was a calm stage without any problem. After two hard days, today the riders have got a small break and only in the last kilometers the teams increased the pace to bring the breakaway back. Our team protected Luis Leon Sanchez, and he finished the race in the main bunch. Tomorrow it will be the crucial stage and Astana Team is ready for the fight, - said sports director Alexandr Shefer.
The final, 5th stage of the Volta ao Algarve will be held tomorrow: the peloton will pass 179,2 km from Loulé to the second category climb Alto da Malhão.
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