Sagan does the double in Eneco Tour after controversial sprint

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) continued his impressive autumn campaign and took an important step towards overall victory in the Eneco Tour when he made it two in a row on the fourth stage of the Dutch-Belgian race.

After an infight with Arnaud Demare (FDJ), he came around Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and held off a fast-finishing André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) to beat the German in a close photo finish. With the win, the world champion moves into the race lead with a 7-second advantage over Rohan Dennis (BMC).

 

With the win, Sagan moved into the overall lead with a 7-second advantage over Rohan Dennis. However, he is likely to lose the position in tomorrow’s crucial team time trial where BMC are the favourites. The riders will tackle 20.9km on a illy course that includes two tough climbs in the Limburg region.

Eneco Tour 2016 – stage 4 results (Aalter – St-Pieters-Leeuw):

1 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

4:42:12

2 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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3 Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)

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4 Arnaud Demare (FDJ)

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5 Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo)

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6 John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin)

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7 Reinardt Jans Van Rensburg (Dimension Data)

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8 Amaury Capiot (Topsport Vlaanderen – Baloise)

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9 Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo)

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10 Luka Mezgec (Orica-BikeExchange)

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General classification after stage 4:

1 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

13:17:29

2 Rohan Dennis (BMC)

+07”

3 Jos Van Emden (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+12”

4 Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar)

+21”

5 Martin Elmiger (IAM)

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6 Primoz Roglic (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+23”

7 Taylor Phinney (BMC)

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8 Tony Martin (Etixx – Quick-Step)

+25”

9 Niki Terpstra (Etixx – Quick-Step)

+28”

10 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)

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