The Italian rider Diego Ulissi (Lampre – Merida) won Stage 4 of the 99th Giro d’Italia, Catanzaro – Praia a Mare (200km). Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant – Alpecin) and Steven Kruijswijk (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) finished second and third.
Thanks to his second place, Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant – Alpecin) is race leader once more, and takes the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Diego Ulissi (Lampre – Merida) – 200km in 4h46’51”, average speed 41.833km/h
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant – Alpecin) at 5″
3 – Steven Kruijswijk (Team Lotto NL – Jumbo) s.t.
Stage winner Diego Ulissi said: “I’m extremely happy. My victory comes after enormous team work. Valerio Conti managed to create the small group and I rode away knowing that, on the final descent, the peloton of chasers would go even faster than me. I gave it everything I had. It’s a huge emotion”.
Seconds after the stage finish, the new race leader Tom Dumoulin said: “It’s great to get the Maglia Rosa back. That’s what we were working for today. We sent Georg Preidler into the last breakaway. It would have been perfect if he had taken the race lead but it wasn’t to be. At the last gasp, I tried for the stage win but Ulissi was just too strong”.