The stage was a fast but controlled one with lots of attacks through the stage but nothing really sticking out front. The team patrolled the front of the peloton, covering moves and placing riders in the placings in the classified sprints to protect Labous’ second place on GC as well as picking up some QOM points in the process before all eyes turned towards a bunch sprint in the finale.
Confident in Wiebes’ fast finish, the team set about getting her into position in the final kilometres, bringing her to the front so she could launch her sprint. Despite losing each other towards the final kilometre, Wiebes stayed in a good position and was able to finish off the strong work from the team.
Labous remains second overall heading into tomorrow’s fifth stage, while Leah Kirchmann sits in sixth and Georgi Pfeiffer moves up one place to ninth.