Giro d’Italia 2016 Stages
Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant-Alpecin) took back the pink leader’s jersey at the 2016 Giro d’Italia, finishing in second place at stage 4 behind stage winner Diego Ulissi.
I was feeling good at the start of the stage. We knew that the finale was hard but we weren’t sure if it was difficult enough to regain the pink jersey. We made a plan to pull on the 2nd category climb and we were able to decimate the bunch. From then on the race was completely uncontrollable but we had four guys in the top 10 so we had several cards to play with.
On the final climb, Georg was really strong and could follow the late attack. Our aim was to play it smart and get in a good position, as there were not a lot of riders left in the bunch. It is fantastic to be back in the pink jersey, which is what we were aiming for at the start of today.
Once again my main focus for this Giro is on the time trials. I didn’t have any specific general classification preparation in terms of an altitude training camp. So I don’t expect my level to be good enough to compete in the high mountains during the last week.”
– Tom Dumoulin, Team Giant-Alpecin
Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) picked up the stage 4 victory in Praia a Mare as the race moved to Italian soil after three stages in the Netherlands. Team Lotto-NL Jumbo’s Steven Kruijswijk was third.
This victory, my 5th one in the Giro d’Italia, is so special because it came after that we planned it and we realized the program we had decided with the team’s sports directors – Ulissi explained – We wanted that one member of the team was in the main breakaway and we did it thanks to Mohoric, my team mates supported me perfectly in approaching all the climbs in good positions, Conti had the task of being with me in the final part of the stage and he was impressive for his actions in leading the breakaway.
I thank all my team mates, all the team’s staff members and the sponsors of the team: it’s something so beautiful to share with them the joy for this success.”
– Diego Ulissi, Lampre-Merida
Marcel Kittel (Ettix – Quick-Step), who started the day in pink, moved back into the red jersey after the stage.
It was a memorable day. The people who came to watch the race were unbelievable, cheering for us and shouting our name from start to finish. This shows just how much they love cycling and seeing them today made me even prouder to be here and have the jersey on my shoulders.”
– Marcel Kittel, Ettix – Quick-Step
2016 Giro d’Italia Stage 4 Top Ten Results
1 Diego ULISSI (ITA) LAM 4:46:51
2 Tom DUMOULIN (NED) TGA +:05
3 Steven KRUIJSWIJK (NED TLJ +:05
4 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE (ESP) MOV +:06
5 Gianluca BRAMBILLA (ITA) EQS +:06
6 Vincenzo NIBALI (ITA) AST +:06
7 Ilnur ZAKARIN (RUS) KAT +:06
8 Matteo BUSATO (ITA) STH +:06
9 Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO (COL) OGE +:06
10 Nicolas ROCHE (IRL) SKY +:06
2016 Giro d’Italia General Classification Top Ten after Stage 4
1 Tom DUMOULIN Netherlands TGA 14:00:09
2 Bob JUNGELS Luxembourg EQS +:20
3 Diego ULISSI Italy LAM +:20
4 Steven KRUIJSWIJK Netherlands TLJ +:24
5 Georg PREIDLER Austria TGA +:24
6 Vincenzo NIBALI Italy AST +:26
7 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE Spain MOV +:31
8 Jakob FUGLSANG Denmark AST +:35
9 Nicolas ROCHE Ireland SKY +:37
10 Jhoan Esteban CHAVES RUBIO Colombia OGE +:37
Stage 4: Medium mountain
Date: 10 May, 2016
Finish: Praia a Mare
Distance: 191 km
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 4 route
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 4 route map
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 4 profile
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