Before the finale, Team Saxo-Tinkoff’s Christopher Juul-Jensen had been in the long break of the day with four other riders. He was declared the most aggressive rider after the stage.
“Actually, I was in a perfect spot on the climb where the stage was decided but I simply didn’t have it in me when the crucial break was made. I made it to the summit ten seconds behind the leading group. In the third corner on the way down, the rider in front of me crashed. Luckily, I made it around him but several riders behind me went down with him. The group was split up and we never made it back to the front. Now, I hope for a re-match on stage five as I still believe that I can create a good result here,” said Team Saxo-Tinkoff Dane, Chris Anker Sørensen.
Geraint Thomas (Sky) now leads the race overall.