Tour of Qatar 2015: Stage 4 - Kristoff outsprints Sagan
In the 165 kilometres stage to Messaieed three ecapees spice up the race. With 20 kilometres left they are reeled in and the pack gets ready for a bunch sprint. Alexander Kristoff outsprints Peter Sagan and takes his second stage in Qatar. Niki Terpstra is still the overall leader. (Slideshow route/profile)
Tour of Qatar 2015: Results 4th stage
1. Alexander Kristoff (Nor)
2. Peter Sagan (Svk) s.t.
3. Nikias Arndt (Ger) s.t.
4. Adam Blyth (GB) s.t.
5. Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) s.t.
6. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) s.t.
7. Borut Bozic (Slo) s.t.
8. Andrea Guardini (Ita) s.t.
9. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) s.t.
10. Sacha Modolo (Ita) s.t.
GC after stage 4
1. Niki Terpstra (Nld)
2. Maciej Bodnar (Pol) + 0.06
3. Ian Stannard (GB) + 0.12
4. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) + 0.19
5. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) + 0.21
6. Luke Row (GB) + 0.33
7. Peter Sagan (Svk) ) + 0.37
8. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) + 0.39
9. Andrey Grivko (Ukr) + 0.41
10. Tom Boonen (Bel) + 0.42
Despite a strong headwind at the start Dmitri Groezdev, Jaco Venter and Jarl Salomein break away and they race to a 3 minutes gain. Etixx is in control for leader Terpstra.
With 20 kilometres left the pack brings back the escapees and a bunch sprint is the only likely outcome. Kristoff takes his second win, besting Sagan on the line.
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