Tour of Croatia: Ruffoni Takes Stage Four, Nibali Best Overall

Daniela Rogulj

Nicola Ruffoni from team Bardiani CSF was named the winner of stage four of Tour of Croatia.

After celebrating a stage three win on Thursday, Italian cyclist Nicola Ruffoni from Bardiani CSF was once again named the winner of stage four, reports on April 21, 2017.

During the 171 kilometer stretch from Crikvenica to Umag, the Italian crossed the finish first after a persistent battle in the last 300 meters of the race. Ruffoni finished with a time of 4 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds.

The new leader in the overall standings, however, is Vincenzo Nibali from Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team.

Here are the stage four highlights:

Stage 4 rankings:

1. Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF

2. Riccardo Minali (Ita) Astana Pro Team

3. Ivan Savitckii (Rus) Gazprom – Rusvelo

4. Marco Canola (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini

5. Dusan Rajovic (Srb) Adria Mobil

6. Alan Marangoni (Ita) Nippo – Vini Fantini

Overall rankings:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain – Merida

2. Jaime Roson Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural – Seguros RGA

3. Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice

4. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Bahrain – Merida

5. Felix Grossschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice

6. Oscar Sanchez Guarin (Col) Bicicletas Strongman

7. Jan Polanc (Slo) UAE Team Emirates

8. James Knox (GBr) Team Wiggins

9. Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice

10. Michal Schlegel (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice

Stage five of the race continues today from Poreč to Učka (Poklon) for 141 kilometers of cycling. Here’s a peek at what the cyclists will be facing today…


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