After three won stages Susi and Jara didn´t push ahead so much in today´s 111kilometres in the Worcester hills. In the yellow jerseys they were checking the course of the stage which was finally won by the home Scott team with the lead of nearly 4 minutes. The Investec-Songo-Specialized team finished at the third place, after the Topeak Ergon team.
“The South African team was riding at full maximum from the start and nobody wanted to follow them. I personally thought that we could have reached them later, but basically we did not care. More than to reach them we wanted to save strength and energy. Finally it was a relatively relaxing stage, which is great before the following days. In the last two hills the Topeak team started up but we kept them under control and finally even managed to ride some time on the third and fourth teams in the running standing, which is not bad at all. I was a little worried about my performance today because it was really hot yesterday and in the finish I drank maybe 3 litres of water but I felt perfect in riding, maybe even better than yesterday. And we are one day closer to the finish….,” said Jara after the stage.