Tour Down Under: Coquard conquers the fourth stage


French first on Bettiol and Page. Vine remains the leader

The French Bryan Coquard (Cofidis) won the fourth and penultimate stage of the Tour Down Under, from Port Willunga to Willunga Township of 133.2 km ahead of the Italian Alberto Bettiol (Ef Education EasyPost) and his compatriot Hugo Page (Intermarchè Circus Wanty ) thanks to a decisive action in the last meters of the race in which he anticipated the sprint of a group made up of about forty runners.

In the general standings, Jay Vine remains in command with a 15″ lead over Simon Yates and Pello Bilbao. Tomorrow last stage with arrival on Mount Lofty.

Photo Sprint Cycling

Order of arrival:

1 COQUARD Bryan Cofidis 2:53:41

2 BETTIOL Alberto EF Education-EasyPost ,,

3 PAGE Hugo Intermarché - Circus - Wanty ,,

4 PENHOËT Paul Groupama - FDJ ,,

5 STRONG Corbin Israel - Premier Tech,,

6 MATTHEWS Michael Team Jayco AlUla ,,

7 GODON Dorian AG2R Citroën Team ,,

8 MAYRHOFER Marius Team DSM ,,

9 HEIDUK Kim INEOS Grenadiers ,,

10 EWAN Caleb UniSA-Australia,,

Overall ranking:

1 VINE Jay UAE Team Emirates 13:26:31

2 YATES Simon Team Jayco AlUla 0:15

3 BILBAO Pello Bahrain - Victorious ,,

4 SHEFFIELD Magnus INEOS Grenadiers 0:45

5 SCHMID Mauro Soudal - Quick Step 0:46

6 HAYTER Ethan INEOS Grenadiers 0:50

7 BYSTRØM Sven Erik Intermarché - Circus - Wanty 0:54

8 PAGE Hugo Intermarché - Circus - Wanty 0:56

9 TIBERI Antonio Trek - Segafredo 0:58

10 O'CONNOR Ben AG2R Citroën Team 1:00