Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 4: Juul-Jensen solos to victory, Küng still in yellow

christopher juul jensen - Tour de Suisse 2018 Stage 4: Juul-Jensen solos to victory, Kung still in yellowStage 4 in the Tour de Suisse is a prolonged flat running to the only climb. Following the Saanenmöser the riders plunge down to the finish line in Gstaad. In rainy conditions Christopher Juul-Jensen brings the breakaway home, while Stefan Küng holds on to the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2018 Tour de Suisse

1. Christopher Juul-Jensen (den)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.08
3. Yves Lampaert (bel) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
6. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) s.t.
7. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
8. Michael Albasini (swi) s.t.
9. Bjorg Lambrecht (bel) s.t.
10. José Goncalves (por) s.t.

GC after the 4th stage
1. Stefan Küng (swi)
2. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.03
3. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
4. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
5. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.16
6. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.17
7. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.23
8. Sam Oomen (nld) s.t.
9. Gregor Mühlberger (aut) + 0.30
10. Enric Mas (spa) s.t.

11. Patrick Konrad (aut) s.t.
14. Nairo Quintana (col) + 0.36
15. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
16. Andrey Amador (crc) s.t.
19. Ion Izagirre (spa) + 0.39
21. Simon Spilak (slo) + 0.49
26. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.56
30. Bauke Mollema (nld) + 1.01
38. Mathias Frank (swi) + 1.10
43. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.21
48. Gorka Izagirre (spa) + 2.34

Race report
Once the flag is dropped Nathan Brown, Mark Christian, Christopher Juul-Jensen, Silvan Dillier, Nans Peters and Paul Ouselin go clear. The six race to a lead of more than 6 minutes.

On the early slopes of the Saanenmöser Browns accelerates when the gap is down to 1 minute. All attackers bounce back, except for Ourselin, before Peters and Juul-Jensen jump clear. Peters is first to crest, but Juul-Jensen tracks him down on descent. The peloton is close behind.

Juul-Jensen goes alone and manages to hold-off the charging peloton in the last kilometres. Küng retains the leader on GC.

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