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"I think we got the most of our potential. The team worked brilliantly well together and stirred up things towards the end of the stage. Matti even tried to get break free in the finale to create the crucial gap but it was closed down...

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05.10.2014 @ 17:16 Posted by Andy Pedersen

The finale of the 155 kilometer long fourth and final stage of Tour de l’Eurometropole between Mons and Tournai was dominated by Tinkoff-Saxo stirring things up for Matti Breschel. But the race was decided in another bunch sprint where Demare consolidated his overall win with a third stage win.

 

A breakaway stole the limelight in the first part of the stage but Tinkoff-Saxo were targeting bonus seconds for Matti Breschel who was seventh overall before today’s stage. After gaining 6 seconds during bonus sprints along the way, Breschel launched a promising attack with 8 kilometers remaining and he was followed by 7 other riders. Behind, FDJ were on a wild chase with their race leader, Arnaud Demare.

 

With 1.5 kilometers to go, Breschel and his companions were back in the pack and in the bunch sprint, Demare took his third stage win of the race. Tinkoff-Saxo’s Matti Breschel finished fifth overall.

 

“We wanted to give Matti the best possible conditions to sweep up bonus seconds to climb the GC and considering the fact that we’re without big name sprinters, I think we got the most of our potential. The team worked brilliantly well together and stirred up things towards the end of the stage. Matti even tried to get break free in the finale to create the crucial gap but it was closed down eventually. I’m happy with the result,” concludes De Jong to the Tinkoff website. 

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