The Gorilla wins in Vlijmen
André Greipel won the fourth stage of the Eneco Tour. He was faster than Giacomo Nizzolo and Lars Boom, who is now leading the overall classification.
Four the fourth stqge of the Eneco Tour the peloton returned to Belgium. Because of  Zdenek Stybar's victory yesterday in Brouwersdam, today made for an even bigger celebration in Essen, the Czech rider's home town. The majority of the race, however, was ridden in the Netherlands. In Vlijmen, a lot of fans were waiting at the finish line to cheer on their favorite, Lars Boom.

Just like the last few days, a few riders opted for a long attack; after just 2 kilometers Pim LigthartPieter JacobsIoannis Tamouridis and Staf Scheirlinckx broke away. After 78 kilometers, they were 5:48 ahead of the peloton.

Nonetheless, the four leaders were struggling, because when they passed the finish the second time, they only had half a minute left. This was Ligthart's cue to speed up again, but he could not shake off Jacobs and Tamouridism though Scheirlinckx did fall back. A few minutes later, Ligthart punctured. Tamouridis was the last one standing of the group, the gap between him and the peloton was closed at 10 kms before the finish line.

It seemed that a fall at six kilometers before the finish line would prevent a sprint, but eventually most riders cane back. White jersey Arnaud Démare and Marcel Kittel did fall behind the peloton. Boom tried to sprint to victory in Vlijmen, but he was not quite as fast as André Greipel and Giacomo Nizzolo. Boom, who won last year's Eneco Tour does take the white jersey. He is one second ahead of Greipel in the overall classification.