Tour de Suisse 2016 Stage 4: Richeze sprints to victory, Sagan retains in overall lead

Tour de suisse Maximiliano RichezeAt 193 kilometres, the 4th stage is the flattest stage in the 2016 Tour de Suisse. The bunch sprint is won by lead-out man Richeze ahead of Sagan and Richeze's leader Gaviria. The World Champion retains in the lead for at least one more day. The high mountains loom tomorrow. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Tour de Suisse

1. Maximiliano Richeze (arg)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
4. Tom Van Asbroeck (bel) + 0.02
5. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
6. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) s.t.
7. Raymond Kreder (nld) s.t.
8. Andrea Pasqualon (ita) s.t.
9. Jürgen Roelandts (bel) s.t.
10. Warren Barguil (fra) s.t.

GC after 4th stage
1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Jürgen Roelandts (bel) + 0.09
3. Silvan Dillier (swi) s.t.
4. Maximiliano Richeze (arg) + 0.17
5. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.19
6. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.20
7. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 0.21
8. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
9. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.24
10. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.25

16. Andrew Talansky (usa) + 0.33
18. Tejay van Garderen (usa) + 0.35
20. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.38
27. Warren Barguil (fra) + 0.44
29. Rui Costa (por) + 0.51

Race results
Brammeier and Maison are the first attack, while Jaun and Van der Lijke bridge the gap. The four race to a maximum lead at almost 4 minutes.

Jaun is the first to be dropped, while the other riders are reeled in with 4 kms to go.

The finale is maked by a sharp turn with 150 metres left. Placing is all important. Richeze leads out the sprint for Gaviria and Sagan is third. A smart Gaviria doesn’t press on, giving his lead-out man the chance to shine, as Sagan comes too late.

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