The fourth stage took the riders from Laguna Seca to Morro Bay, mostly along the coastline, with less altitude than the previous stages, but still a solid hilly route and this time not with the sun of the party, but showers and colder temperatures.
Five riders slid into a flight: Johnny Brown, Ian Garrison (Hagens Berman Axeon), Roy Goldstein (Israel Cycling Academy), Michael Hernandez (USA) and Joonas Henttala (Novo Nordisk). In contrast to Tuesday, got the early flight little bonus, a maximum of five minutes, the pack was off at a sprint on the sloping finish in Morro Bay.
When the peloton to the escapees in the visor had only a handful of seconds remained of them - increased the nervousness and that led to a crash for the leader of the bike had to change, and then, once again, a corner was missing. Waste of time so for the yellow jersey, which then again was held up by another crash. It would give him over 50 seconds costs at the finish, but that time was offset by the jury afterwards. the
Front was a sprint with a smaller group and it was philipsen is admitted that men, with Peter Sagan. Both, however, were still passed by Jakobsen Deceuninck-Quick.Step so a third victory in a row gave after Rémi Cavagna on Tuesday and Kasper Asgreen on Monday.