Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) won stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico, taking a small group sprint ahead of Primoz Roglic (Astana) and Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott). It was a long day of 221km with the back-end of the stage packed with numerous short steep climbs. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had the goal of protecting the interests of Roman Kreuziger, and it was a job they did well. Arriving to the final circuit in Fossombrone, Lutsenko was leading solo from a select group that still contained Tom-Jelte Slagter and Kreuziger. The climb on the final circuit named Cappuccini, was short but incredibly steep and created an even smaller selection..