Critérium du Dauphiné 2015 Stage 4: And that’s two for Nacer Bouhanni

Nacer BouhanniIn 228 kilometers, stage 4 is the longest in the 2015 Dauphiné. Despite a few climbs en route and a brave attack by Keizer and Van der Sande it is up to the sprinters in Sisteron. Nacer Bouhanni proves to be the fastest man in the Dauphiné and sticks a second stage win under his belt. Rohan Dennis retains the yellow jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results stage 4 Critérium du Dauphiné

1. Nacer Bouhanni (fra)
2. Jonas Van Genechten (bel) s.t.
3. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
4. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
5. Aleksej Tsatevitsj (rus) s.t.
6. Julian Alaphillipe (fra) s.t.
7. Samuel Dumoulin (fra) s.t.
8. Tiesj Benoot (bel) s.t.
9. Kevin Reza (fra) s.t.
10. Nathan Haas (aus) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Rohan Dennis (aus)
2. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
3. Andrei Grivko (ukr) + 0.04
4. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
5. Lieuwe Westra (nld) s.t.
6. Rein Taaramäe (est) s.t.
7. Michele Scarponi (ita) s.t.
8. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 0.05
9. Alejandro Valverde (spa) s.t.
10. John Gadret (fra) s.t.

21. Chris Froome (gbr) + 0.35
40. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.54
57. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 1.15

Race report
Martijn Keizer and Tosh Van der Sande attack with 3 km’s done and the duo races to a 8 minutes gain after 1 hour in the saddle. Then BMC takes control and with 13 km’s left Keizer is the last rider upfront.

Tim Wellens attacks and heads for the Dutchman. They team up before Wellens goes solo. He is caught by the pack with 3 km’s left and despite an attack by Tony Gallopin it boils down to a sprint with Nacer Bouhanni giving his colleagues a master-class.

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