Tour Down Under 2023: Coquard wins in Willunga, Vine still leader

Bryan Coquard - Tour Down Under 2023: Coquard wins in Willunga, Vine still leaderimage: Cor VosBryan Coquard takes the win in the windswept Willunga stage. The Frechman outguns Alberto Bettiol and Hugo Page in the uphill sprint with a powerfull surge to the line. Jay Vine finishes safely in the first group to stay in the ochre jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2023 Tour Down Under

1. Bryan Coquard (fra)
2. Alberto Bettiol (ita) s.t.
3. Hugo Page (fra) s.t.
4. Paul Penhoët (fra) s.t.
5. Corbin Strong (nzl) s.t.
6. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
7. Dorian Godon (fra) s.t.
8. Marius Mayrhofer (ger) s.t.
9. Kim Heiduk (ger) s.t.
10. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Jay Vine (aus)
2. Pello Bilbao (spa) + 0.15
3. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.15
4. Magnus Sheffield (usa) + 0.45
5. Mauro Schmid (swi) + 0.46
6. Ethan Hayter (gbr) + 0.50
7. Sven Erik Bystrøm (nor) + 0.54
8. Hugo Page (fra) + 0.56
9. Antonio Tiberi (ita) + 0.58
10. Ben O’Connor (aus) + 1.00

Race report
Former winner Daryl Impey and Jonas Rutsch are the breakaway riders. They open a 4 minutes gap before beiing abosorbed by the peloton with roughly one hour of racing remaining.

There is a crosswind section in the final lap and the peloton splits in two. The second group does not make it back to the front, while Simon Yates manages to gain 1 bonification second in the intermediate sprint.

Bryan Coquard wins the uphill sprint ahead of Alberto Bettiol and Hugo Page.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2023 Tour Down Under.

Tour Down Under 2023 stage 4: route, profile, more

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