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20th Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 4
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 1/19/2018
20th Santos Tour Down Under - Stage 4
 
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January 19, 2018

20th Tour Down Under - Sagan returns to winning ways on Stage 4

Stage 4 : Norwood to Uraidla 128.2 km

If anyone thought a short stage would be an easy stage they would have been very wrong. A pace as blistering as the temperatures saw Peter Sagan claim victory ahead of a peloton blown apart behind him.

With overnight leader Caleb Ewan left 11'30" down the road Sagan was hailed leader taking the sprint from Daryl Impey (Michelton Scott), with Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) in third.

Peter Sagan celebrates winning Bupa Stage 4 of the Santos TDU. [Pic: Tour Down Under / John Veage]

Sagan downplayed the heat as a factor,

"It's been a very hard day of racing but maybe not the hottest in my career so far as I've experienced something slightly hotter in California a couple of years ago," Sagan said. 

"I already won the opening criterium but it's nice to grab my first stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. 

"It's very good for the organisation and very nice for the fans to have a different stage winner every day. 

"Tomorrow will be again another story. I'm in the Ochre jersey now but we all know we are racing here for Jay McCarthy. 

"It's his home race. He'll have a much harder climb than today to have his say tomorrow."

McCarthy is third (nine seconds to Sagan), former winner Sanchez is fourth (10 seconds), followed by a glut of riders 14 seconds behind, including Ulissi, Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo), the Izagirre brothers and Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida), and of course defending champion Richie Porte.

Video Highlights (courtesy Santos Tour Down Under)

Stage 4 Results

2018 Santos Tour Down Under Route Map

2018 Santos Tour Down Under Route Map

Teams

World Tour Teams

AG2R La Mondiale
Ben Gastauer, Mickaël Chérel, Matteo Montaguti, Pierre Latour, Nans Peters, Stijn Vandenbergh, Axel Domont

Astana Pro Team
Luis León Sánchez, Laurens De Vreese, Oscar Gatto, Michael Valgren, Artyom Zakharov, Truls Korsaeth, Riccardo Minali

Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team
Domenico Pozzovivo, Ion Izagirre, Gorka Izagirre, Manuele Boaro, Ramunas Navardauskas, Yukiya Arashiro, Valerio Agnoli

BMC Racing Team
Richie Porte, Tom Bohli, Simon Gerrans, Danilo Wyss, Miles Scotson, Patrick Bevin, Rohan Dennis

BORA – hansgrohe
Peter Sagan, Daniel Oss, Sam Bennett, Maciej Bodnar, Peter Kennaugh, Rüdiger Selig, Jay McCarthy

Dimension Data
Tom-Jelte Slagter, Mark Renshaw, Nickolas Dlamini, Lachlan Morton, Jaco Venter, Ben O’Connor, Scott Davies

FDJ
Steve Morabito, Antoine Duchesne, Daniel Hoelgaard, Anthony Roux, Georg Preidler, Davide Cimolai, Matthieu Ladagnous

Lotto Soudal
André Greipel, Adam Hansen, Thomas De Gendt, Lars Bak, Marcel Sieberg, Bjorg Lambrecht, Jens Debusschere

LottoNL-Jumbo
Maarten Wynants, Robert Wagner, Enrico Battaglin, Daan Olivier, George Bennett, Tom Leezer, Robert Gesink

Mitchelton-Scott
Caleb Ewan, Daryl Impey, Alexander Edmondson, Mathew Hayman, Jack Bauer, Damien Howson, Cameron Meyer

Movistar Team
Carlos Barbero, Nuno Bico, Marc Soler, Rubén Fernández, Jaime Castrillo, Nelson Oliveira, Jasha Sütterlin

Quick-Step Floors
Elia Viviani, Eros Capecchi, Dries Devenyns, Fabio Sabatini, Michael Mřrkřv, Florian Sénéchal, Enric Mas

Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale
Simon Clarke, Brendan Canty, Thomas Scully, Daniel Moreno, Logan Owen, William Clarke, Mitchell Docker

Team Katusha – Alpecin
Nathan Haas, José Gonçalves, Pavel Kochetkov, Jhonatan Restrepo, Maurits Lammertink, Tiago Machado, Mads Würtz Schmidt

Team Sky
Salvatore Puccio, Łukasz Wiśniowski, Arley Egan Bernal, Jonathan Dibben, Owain Doull, Kristoffer Halvorsen, Christopher Lawless

Team Sunweb
Nikias Arndt, Chad Haga, Phil Bauhaus, Mike Teunissen, Chris Hamilton, Michael Storer, Sam Oomen

Trek – Segafredo
Laurent Didier, Fumiyuki Beppu, Koen de Kort, Niklas Eg, Alex Frame, Ruben Guerreiro, Mads Pedersen

UAE-Team Emirates
Rui Costa, Diego Ulissi, Simone Consonni, Manuele Mori, Matteo Bono, Marco Marcato, Roberto Ferrari

ProContinental Teams

UniSA-Australia
Scott Bowden, Zakkari Dempster, Nathan Earle, Alexander Porter, Timothy Roe, Steele Von Hoff, Sam Welsford

Stages

16/1

Stage 1 - Port Adelaide › Lyndoch

145 km

17/1

Stage 2 - Unley › Stirling

149.6 km

18/1

Stage 3 - Glenelg › Victor Harbor

146.5 km

19/1

Stage 4 - Norwood › Uraidla

128.2 km

20/1

Stage 5 - McLaren Vale › Willunga Hill

151.5 km

21/1

Stage 6 - Adelaide › Adelaide

90 km

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