Race report

Casper van Uden wins Tour de Bretagne Stage 4

Tour de Bretagne Cycliste

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Casper van Uden put yesterday’s crash firmly behind him, rounding out a strong ride from the team to win stage four of Tour de Bretagne.

A breakaway of five riders held a small advantage over the peloton for the majority of the stage, but the team worked tirelessly to deliver van Uden to the finish in the best position possible. The gap never exceeded two and a half minutes and was eventually closed with around 15 kilometres to go, but shortly after, several crashes caused splits in the peloton. Repeated attempts from riders to go clear from the first group meant the pace was high, but van Uden followed every move. No one was able to escape, leaving Development Team DSM to control the pace into the final lap. With just under one kilometre remaining, van Uden unleashed his sprint early to take his third win of the season.



Van Uden was full of praise for his teammates after the finish: “The boys did an amazing job today! We showed our strength in the final and I am delighted to finish it off!”

Team DSM coach Boris Zimine added “I am really proud of the team today. After losing the goal of GC yesterday, the guys were all really motivated to fight for the stage. We saved everybody for the last 50 kilometres today and they all did a big job, controlling things and following attacks. In the end Casper got a win that we deserved.”


Pos. Rider Team Time Points
1 VAN UDEN Casper Development Team DSM 3:49:12 7
2 PENHOËT Paul Equipe continentale Groupama-FDJ ,, 3
3 ANGULO Antonio Euskaltel - Euskadi ,, 1