After going so close the previous day, Team Jayco AlUla went one step better on stage 4 of the Tour of Austria with victory for Matteo Sobrero and second place for Felix Engelhardt.

The pair rode strongly in a select group that freed itself from the bunch on the final climb, the Porscheberg, inside the final 20 kilometres of the stage. They were joined in the final kilometres by teammate Welay Hagos Berhe, who bridged across as part of a small chase group to contest the finish.
A steep finale suited Sobrero and Engelhardt perfectly as the latter led the former out inside the final few hundred metres, with Sobrero powering across the line clear of his teammate as they celebrated a true team result.
Rudy Porter and Berhe – second on the previous day – both finished inside the top 15, with 20th place enough for Jesús David Peña to hold onto the leader’s jersey in the youth classification.
On the general classification, Sobrero climbed four spots to second overall, with Peña completing the top three with one stage remaining.
Engelhardt makes it three Team Jayco AlUla riders inside the top four as he gained a place on GC.
Matteo Sobrero:
“Since the beginning of the year I’ve been searching for a win, and finally today it’s arrived so I’m really happy. Special thanks to the team today, they did a really good job for me, especially Felix who did a great leadout for me. At the finish I took the opportunity.

Today we didn’t expect this, it was supposed to be an easy day for the break! It took almost two hours for the break to go and we averaged almost 50km/h. It was proper racing today and the level was very high.

We we will see tomorrow about the GC because it’s still open, for me.”
Tour of Austria – Stage 4 Result:
1. Matteo Sobrero (Team Jayco AlUla) 4:09:19
2. Felix Engelhardt (Team Jayco AlUla) s/t
3. Michael Boroš s/t
Tour of Austria – General Classification Stage 4:
1. Jhonatan Narvaez 14:55:03
2. Matteo Sobrero (Team Jayco AlUla) +0:28
3. Jesús David Peña (Team Jayco AlUla) +0:31
4. Felix Engelhardt (Team Jayco AlUla) +0:32
Photo: Sprint Cycling