The rider from team Lotto-Soudal conquested his first victory.
Before today’s stage 4 of the Giro d’Italia, many people predicted Tim Wellens as one of the f the main favourites for the stage win. The stage offered a perfect chance for breakaway riders, causing many attacks in the opening phase of the race. Finally, five riders managed to escape from the peloton. Frapporti, Jauregui, Barbin, Belkov and Mosca were not granted more than four minutes advantage. It was BMC together with Sander Armée who took the responsibility and kept the advantage to a minimum. With 100 kilometres to go, it was UAE taking control over the race and trying to reduce the size of the pack. The breakaway was caught at less than 15 kilometres to go. When Conti attacked in the final ten kilometres, it was Adam Hansen who kept the advantage of the Italian below half a minute. Tosh Van der Sande eventually caught Conti and persisted in his effort. This caused the peloton to split.
Tim Wellens, atop on his Ridley equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic groupset and with Campagnolo Bora Ultra full carbon wheels, accelerated at 200 metres from the finish, passed Enrico Battaglin and won! Michael Woods and Enrico Battaglin completed the podium.
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