Cameron Meyer went long. Really long. Being in a four man breakaway for nearly 80km, over half the entire fourth stage, Meyer reeled in the win before being caught by the peloton. Meyer (Gramin), Laurens ten Dam (Rabobank), Thomas De Gendt (VacanSoleil) and Matt Wilson (Garmin) worked relentlessly and efficiently as they powered off the from of the main group, something extremely difficult to do when the sprinters’ teams are chomping at the bit. Additionally, Meyer not only took the stage, but the overall lead as well and now holds a ten second lead on Laurens tan Dam and 12 seconds on Matthew Goss. Chapeau Cameron.
“It’s always hard to stay away, especially in this race, renowned for the sprints,” commented Meyer. “We worked really well together; it’s a credit to the break, it’s a credit to my team-mate Matt Wilson.”
Stage 4 Top Three
1. Cameron Meyer (Garmin)__________2:57:55
2. Thomas De Gendt (VacanSoleil)____s.t.
3. Laurens ten Dam (Rabobank)______+0:03