Dylan Groenewegen has won the fourth stage in the Tour of Hungary on Saturday. The 28-year-old BikeExchange-Jayco rider left his compatriot Fabio Jakobsen well behind in the bunch sprint.
Groenewegen stayed ahead of Jakobsen by a few bike lengths after the 177 kilometers to and from Kazincbarcika. Frenchman Rudy Barbier finished third.
It was Groenewegen’s third win of the season. Previously, the Dutchman, who had crashed in Hungary on Thursday, won two stages in the Tour of Saudi Arabia.
Groenewegen ensured the fourth Dutch day success in Hungary. The past two days, Jakobsen was the strongest and the opening stage was won by Olav Kooij. He had to leave the race on Thursday after a crash.
‘This is a very important win for me’
“The legs have been feeling very good all week,” Groenewegen said after his victory in Hungary. “The results just weren’t there. So for today we had made a new plan. I was given the freedom to use anyone I wanted in the sprint. After the last corner I was in good position. I started and saw no one after that. Lake.”
Groenewegen held a finger to his mouth as he crossed the finish line and then pointed to his chest. “This is a very important victory for me. It has been a difficult season for the time being. We initially booked two victories with the sprint train, but then we had to deal with illnesses and falls. Today everything went well again. I am very happy with this. “
In the general classification, Jakobsen maintained his leading position. The sprinter of Quick-Step Alpha Vynil starts the final stage on Sunday with ten seconds ahead of Barbier. Groenewegen rose to third place in the standings and is sixteen seconds behind.