Bayern Rundfahrt
Stage 4: Wassertrüdingen - Wassertrüdingen ITT - Stage Details

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) won the stage four time trial to move into the overall lead at Bayern Rundfahrt. He stopped the clock at 30’48 over the rolling 25.5 kilometre course. ORICA-GreenEDGE’s Daryl Impey proved ninth quickest, finishing 45” back on Thomas. The time afforded Impey a seven spot jump on the overall from 14th place to seventh before Sunday’s final stage.

An early starter, Jens Mouris put in a solid effort. Although Mouris was quickest when he crossed the line with a time of exactly 32 minutes, he dropped back to 17th place by stage end. Simon Gerrans was one spot further back in 18th place.

“Daryl wanted to use today as an opportunity to improve his time trialing. We know he has good form. That’s a given after his win yesterday. The plan was for him to start out at full race speed, and keep going hard if he had good legs. He was feeling good, so he went full gas all the way to the finish.” - Sport Director Dave McPartland

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) - Team Sky 0:30:49
2 Jan Barta (Cze) - Team Netapp - Endura 0:00:03
3 Anton Vorobyev (Rus) - Team Katusha 0:00:04
4 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) - Team Sky 0:00:10
5 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) - Trek Factory Racing 0:00:25
6 Mathias Frank (Swi) - IAM Cycling 0:00:32
7 Jack Bauer (NZl) - Garmin Sharp 0:00:38
8 Jan-Niklas Droste (Ger) - Team Heizomat 0:00:44
9 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:44
10 Leopold König (Cze) - Team Netapp - Endura 0:00:48
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
9 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:44
17 Jens Mouris (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:12
18 Simon Gerrans (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:12
37 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:47
50 Christian Meier (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:02:02
107 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:14