Dominant win for Kittel in Volta ao Algarve

Marcel Kittel continued his good form by claiming another sprint win on stage four of the Volta ao Algarve. Three days after winning the first stage, he was again delivered perfectly by Etixx-QuickStep and easily beat Wouter Wippert (Cannondale) and Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal) in the uphill finish while his teammate Tony Martin retained the lead.

“I can’t find the words to express my happiness,” Kittel said right after the finish. “We did a great race today and we showed again a fantastic team spirit. We can all be very proud of what we achieved.

It was a pretty fast and chaotic finale. Fabio Sabatini risked a lot to bring me into a good position, and I can’t thank him enough for his effort. He took me to the front with one kilometer to go and did an incredible lead-out, leaving me to open my sprint in the final 200 meters and finish off the job. Today’s victory if of the entire team, because the boys looked after me all the time, controlled the race and made sure I’m in a safe position.”

Volta ao Algarve 2016 – stage 4 results (S. Brás de Alportel – Tavira):

1 Marcel Kittel (Etixx – Quick Step)


2 Wouter Wippert (Cannondale)


3 Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal)


4 Jonas Van Genechten (IAM)


5 José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar)


6 Andrea Pasqualon (Roth)


7 Phil Bauhaus (Bora – Argon 18)


8 Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl – Jumbo)


9 Samuel Caldeira (W52-Fc Porto)


10 Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo)  ,,

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