Thomas De Gendt soloed to victory on stage 4 of the Volta Catalunya. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) led the chasing peloton home in 2nd, ahead of Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) in 3rd place. De Gendt also pulled on the race leaders jersey after his efforts today. The 3rd stage of the Volta Catalunya started with a revised route, after the organisers removed the original summit finish to Vallter 2000 Setcases, replacing it with the easier run up to Camprodon. It was a pity the route needed to be changed due to inclement weather, as the summit finish would have suited our slightly built climbers, Louis Meintjes, Merhawi.
The 4th stage of the Tour de Langkawi ended with the predicted mass sprint. Riccardo Minali (Astana) took the spoils, beating Andrea Gaurdini (Bardiani-CSF) and Hariff Saleh (Terengganu Cycling) to the line. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka suffered a big loss when Mekseb Debesay, our overall race favourite, crashed out of the race today. It was yet another flat stage at the Tour de Langkawi, with today’s 4th stage spanning over 177km as the riders made their way from Dungan to Pekan. After the break spoiled the sprinters plans yesterday, it was highly unlikely that any attackers would accomplish the same feat today. Nevertheless, 6.