Victorious & Classica de Almeria


European champion Giacomo Nizzolo, victor of the Clasica de Almeria

"Today the team executed the plan perfectly and were pretty confident that Phil could do it and he proved that this time last year that he can win. Everyone was dialed in and willing to help. We had two goals, to not lose time with Wout for the GC and win the stage with Phil. The early season victory takes the pressure off. It was a nice victory against some other world-class sprinters. We can be very happy with the day."

-Rolf Aldag, DS Bahrain Victorious

"It's always nice to recognize the finish in advance so you can make a final plan. I knew I had to be in front in the 600 meters, and it went really well. Then I was strong enough to wrap it up. Now we have picked up the pace and I hope that will give us confidence for the next races."

-Phil Bauhaus

Stage 4 results Avignon-Salon-de-Province

The winner of the Mondrian inspired leaders jersey: Ivan Sosa

"I am really happy about today's victory and the great job the team did today. From the start we tried to control the race, but the race was a bit strange, kind of on-and-off a few times because of the wind. The final was quite tricky but we managed to have a good position for the sprint, so I am really happy for the team and we look forward to the next one."

-Giacomo Nizzolo, Qheubeka Assos