After three consecutive stage victories, Marianne Vos was for once not on the highest podium step of the Tour de l’Ardèche on Monday. The decision in the fourth stage was made when, after 25 kilometres, a leading group of fifteen riders was formed. Jeanne Korevaar was nicely present on behalf of CCC-Liv. Former teammate Anouska Koster was the fastest of that group. Marianne remains the leader in the general classification.
Sports director Jeroen Blijlevens: “The development of the stage was very favourable for us. Marianne Vos was in the peloton with her leader's jersey and Jeanne Korevaar was well positioned at the front. The leading group was not challenging the general classification. It is a pity that Jeanne did not finish closer. If there is one rider who is always ready for the team, it is definitely her. We would have liked to give her a better classification.”
Photo credits: Cor Vos