The Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders were able to save a little energy on today’s 14.5 km time trial, which saw Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) win and take the yellow jersey.
Omar Fraile was our top finisher today in 48th place, while the team’s fast riders saved as much energy as possible before tomorrow’s 199.5 km undulating stage to Bourg-de-Péage. This is the last chance for the sprinters to shine but as it’s also final call for those riders who aren’t strong uphill, many will be eager to get into the morning breakaway.
After his ninth place on stage 3, Kristian Sbaragli, naturally, hopes for a bunch sprint, giving him another opportunity to take advantage of his good shape and fight for a top result. In Tyler Farrar and Youcef Reguigui, Sbaragli can count on excellent support, setting him up for the sprint.