Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) sprinted to the Tour de Suisse stage 4 victory, beating Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to the line.
It was another mass sprint finish at the Tour de Suisse today, but with a category 3 climb peaking with just 15km to go, the sprinters had to work that bit harder to contest for the victory.
Deceuninck-Quickstep had the numbers to lead out the sprint, giving the advantage to their man, Viviani. Reinardt Janse van Rensburg was again in the mix for us, fighting for a good wheel to launch his sprint from.
The Italian champion has enough in his legs to hold off Matthews and Sagan, while Janse van Rensburg came from a few places back to cross the line 7th, just as he did on yesterday’s stage.
The Tour de Suisse now starts heading into more undulating territory where the climbers and puncheurs should come to the fore. Roman Kreuziger and Ben King were always near the head affairs during today’s stage and will no doubt be looking forward to the upcoming days.