BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug 9, 2012 (AFP) – Germany’s Marcel Kittel of the Argos
team won Thursday’s fourth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries,
edging Belgium’s Juergen Roelandts and Italy’s Giacomo Nizzolo.
Kittel triumphed after winning a bunched sprint to land his second stage
win of the edition following a 213 km ride from Heers in Belgium to
Bergen-op-Zoom in the Netherlands.
Belgium’s Tom Boonen of Omega Pharma took the leader’s jersey from
compatriot Jens Keukeleire of Orica-GreenEdge.
“It was very hard – at 800 metres from the line I was still in fifteenth
position,” said Kittel, 24.
“Then Tom Veelers and John Degenkolb brought me forward. At five hundred
meters I even had a short moment to rest. I don’t know how they exactly did
that, but it was fantastic.”