LIVE: Tour of the Alps 2018, Stage 4

Welcome to Tour of the Alps 2018 Stage 4 live feed coverage. is delivering direct from inside the race the latest news regarding the fourth day of racing in the Alps. The Alpine competition has come to its forty-second edition and the roads of Trentino, Sudtirol and Tirol regions are featuring the event. The race will hit three climbs and the route, which amounts to 134,3 kilometers, runs from Chiusa to Lienz. The final roughness of Tour of the Alps stage 4 is Bannberg uphill (7 km, 6,7% average), whose summit is just 10 kilometers to the finish line. Thibaut Pinot is holding the overall jersey but Domenico Pozzovivo, Miguel Angel Lopez and Chris Froome sit just behind the Frenchman in the GC.

Live starts at 11:30 CET

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Tour of the Alps 2018 stage 4 Profile


Check out our Race Report here.

Thibaut Pinot keeps the leader’s jersey.

Top 10
1 SANCHEZ Luis Leon Astana Pro Team 3:19:59
2 BENNETT George Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:06
3 BOUWMAN Koen Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:11
4 PINOT Thibaut Groupama – FDJ ,,
5 ARU Fabio UAE-Team Emirates ,,
6 POZZOVIVO Domenico Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team ,,
7 LOPEZ Miguel Angel Astana Pro Team ,,
8 CONCI Nicola Italy ,,
9 BILBAO Pello Astana Pro Team ,,
10 FROOME Christopher Team Sky ,,

1. Leon sanchez
2. Bennet
3. Bowman

Luis Leon Sanchez wins!

Luis Leon Sanchez and George Bennett attacked! Leon Sanchez holds a tiny gap over Bennett on the Flame Rouge!

The leading group is all together again but several attacks are being moved with 2 kilometers to go!

Froome chases the leaders and as soon as he has joined Pozzovivo and Leon Sanchez moved a counter attack!

The leading group is made of 15 riders and four Astana are part of the pack.

Froome attacked but without opening a gap. Lopez moved a counter-attack but the leading group is still all together when the descent to Lienz begins.

The GC riders are close to join the leaders. Several attacks are moved at the front of the bunch. Ciccone is very active.

Bowman is joined by Aru, Bilbao and Conci. Elissonde, Froome, Pozzovivo, Lopez and Pinot attacked from the bunch!

Conci dropped Bowman! Conci is together with Aru and Bilbao in the chase with 13 kilometers to go.

Nicola Conci is joined by Koen Bowman in the lead. Dutch rider was part of the chase, in which sit Davide Ballerini, Pello Bilbao, Philip Deignan, Nicola Bagioli and several other riders. The gradient is now about 8%.

Laengen, who was part of the chasing group, is paving the way to Aru when they are on the steepest stage of Bannberg uphill! The gradient is up to 13%.

Fabio Aru attacks!

Nicola Conci (Italia) is leading solo and a group of chasers are half-way from the group to the lead.

Froome and Aru were close to each other and as soon as Team Sky and UAE team Emirates leaders spoke, their teams moved down from the head of the peloton. Several riders attacked from the group and now both the lead and the chasing group are on the Bannberg.

With over 19 kilometers remaining the breakaway is over! The bunch is all together again and is approaching the Bannberg up-hill.

The peloton is very close to Villella and Bizkarra. Several attacks have moved from the bunch, which is in a single-file line.

When the race is on the descent to Mittewald the leaders’ advantage has lessened to 12”.

Villella and Bizkarra are leading the race with 26 kilometers to go. The peloton has just reeled in the chasers.

Bennett and S. Henao chase the leading group. At the meantime Bizkarra attacks from the breakaway!

De la Cruz jumped across the gap and rejoins the lead. Half way from the peloton to the break are George Bennett (Lotto Nl – Jumbo) and Sebastian Henao (Team Sky).

Team Sky is setting a high tempo at the front of the peloton! Both the lead and the chase are on the slopes of the climb to Anras. These riders dropped the breakaway: Hermans, De la Cruz and Durasek.

The breakaway is at the bottom of Anras climb. Its advantage holds on at 50”.

Felbermayr – Simplon is leading the chase. The injection in pace set by the Austrian team made the gap falling below 1’10”.

The race is now into Austrian territory with 44 kilometers to go. In a matter of a dozen of kilometers the race will hit the climb to Anras (4 km, 6%). There is not any KOM sprint on the summit.

With 53 kilometers to go the gap widens to 2’15”.

Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) wins the intermediate sprint in Dobbiaco over Grossschartner and Villella.

Race situation with 59 kilometers to go.
Leaders: Hermans, Dupont, Villella, Bizkarra, Grossschartner, Meintjes, De la Cruz, Padun and Durasek.
Peloton: + 1’55”

Sepp Kuss (Lotto Nl – Jumbo) abandons the event.

The race is inside the feeding zone. The gap holds on at 1’55” with 67 kilometers to go.

The leaders’advantage holds on at 1’50” with 75 kilometers to go.

Michael Kolar (Bora – hansgrohe) abandons the competition.

With over 83 kilometers remaining the gap has extended to 1’52”.

A big bunch that dropped the peloton on Terento climb is back in the bunch. We have been reported Pozzovivo, who is the green jersey holder, is not wearing the Maglia verde because the ones provided didn’t suit Bahrain – Merida leader.

Race situation after 43 kilometers of racing.
Leaders: Hermans, Dupont, Villella, Bizkarra, Grossschartner, Meintjes, De la Cruz, Padun and Durasek.
Peloton: + 1’05”

Mark Padun (Bahrain – Merida) and Kristijan Durasek (UAE Team Emirates) join the lead! We have a group of 9 leading the race. The breakaway has extended its lead to 37”.

We have a leading group of seven now. Louis Meintjes (Dimension Data) and David De la Cruz (Team Sky) joined the chasers, who chased in turns the leaders. The breakaway sits 25 seconds ahead of the peloton with over 96 kilometers remaining.

Race situation on the Terento KOM sprint.
Leaders: Hermans and Dupont
Chasers: + 10″ Villella, Bizkarra and Grossschartner
Peloton: + 20”

20″ Bunch
Hubert Dupont (Ag2r La Mondiale) joins Hermans. Several chasers are just behind the couple in the lead.

Gotzon Udondo (Euskadi – Murias), who was part of the first attack moved today, abandons the event.

Five riders joined Hermans in the breakaway but the group chased everyone. Ben Hermans is still attempting to go clear.

The peloton is in a long single-file line.

Ben Hermans (Israel Cycling Academy) attacks!

Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) is chasing but the gaps are really tiny.

Luca Raggio (Wilier Triestina – Selle Italia) is leading solo.

The group is at the bottom of the first climb of today’s course, Terento up-hill.

The pace is still very high and after 21 kilometers of racing the bunch is still all together.

When 19 kilometers have been covered a leading group of two is at the front but the peloton is reacting to the attack.

Umberto Orsini (Bardiani – CSF) abandons the competition.

After 16 kilometers of racing the peloton is all together again. Thirty riders took part to the breakaway and actually there were too many attackers to allow the attempt to gain advantage.

The bunch was just behind the breakaway and, instead of reeling in the leaders, several other riders attacked and joined the lead.

After 12 kilometers from the start a breakaway has gone clear!

After 8 kilometers of racing the peloton is still all together.

One rider is leading solo at the moment. The pace is really high so are expected changes to occur regarding to the race situation.

Jacques Janse van Rensburg (Dimension Data) didn’t start. In this manner 126 riders in total are taking part to Tour of the Alps stage 4.

The real start is given!

Perfect weather conditions are framing today’s racing. The sun shines and the temperature is 23°C (73°F) here in Chiusa.

The neutralised start is given.

Hello, good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Tour of the Alps 2018 stage 4! We’ll be delivering live updates direct from inside the peloton throughout today’s racing.

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