Tirreno-Adriatico: Kelderman shines for Sunweb to shade Dumoulin’s crash

Wilco Kelderman finished eighth during stage 4 at Tirreno-Adriatico

Saturday's stage 4 at Tirreno-Adriatico was a day of mixed fortunes for Team Sunweb after Tom Dumoulin’s miserable season continued with a crash and abandonment before Wilco Kelderman shone through with a determined ride to Sassotetto that moved him within 11 seconds of the leader’s jersey. Keldermann finished eighth on the stage, six seconds down on winner Mikel Landa (Movistar), but the result moved him up to third overall after Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing) inherited the leader’s jersey from Geraint Thomas (Team Sky). With three days to go – and two of them set to alter the GC – Kelderman and his team find themselves in contention for the overall, and the podium at the very least. With just three riders left in the race – including Kelderman – resource management will be crucial. “We are lucky that BMC are in the lead and it’s 11 seconds,” said director Marc ...

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