Race: Tour of China II, stage 4
Start/Finish: Qingyuan / Qingyuan, China
Distance: 131.2 kilometers
Qingyuan, China – Team Novo Nordisk took on a hot and humid stage 4 of Tour of China II on Saturday, with a high-speed 131.2 kilometers throughout Qingyuan.
“Today’s stage was influenced by very small gaps in the top five GC places,” said Team Novo Nordisk Sport Director Pavel Cherkasov. “Marco Benfatto of Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec, who is the strongest sprinter here, was 5th and only 5 seconds behind. His team chased every break in oder to get bonus seconds from the sprints. Our riders were active trying to get in the breaks, and after all the breaks were caught, they pulled together to help Andrea with the final sprint.”
Benfatto took the stage win and claimed the yellow jersey, and Peron finished at 12th, with the same time as Benfatto.
Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes pro cycling team, continues racing tomorrow in Zhuhai with the 5th and final stage of Tour of China II.