Geraint Thomas put on a good display of strength to win the stage 4 time trial at the Bayern Rundfahrt. Thomas came home 4 seconds faster than Jan Barta (Netapp Endura) while Vasil Kiryienka was a further second back. Linus Gerdemann was Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung highest placed finisher in 29th, 1’31” behind Thomas.
On a time trial course that didn’t necessarily suit any of the Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, all the riders got around the course safely and will now look to the final 5th stage to get a result. The 159km stage finishes with 11 laps of a 5km circuit where team support will be pivotal in getting a result. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung showed on Fridays stage 3 that there leadout is ever improving and so motivation is high going into the last stage.
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