Stage four gave the teams opportunity to show off their team time trial skills. For the climbers this would have been a day they’d want to get out the way as quick as possible. For the sprinter and the TT specialists, this would have been a much more enjoyable occasion. Verona set the scene for a mighty Lycra clad, aero battle on bikes. With out further ado let’s have a look at the day’s action.

The Giro trophy has a new body-guard, this even more deadly than the last!

Rumour has it the outline of the starting ramp is based on Cipo's favourite shape...

Matt Goss looking focussed

Pretty in pink. Taylor Phinney was sporting a custom pair of pink Giro shoes during stage 4.

He's behind you!

Astana in full flight.

Garmin Barracuda stage 4



Katusha, Katusha, Katusha!

If looks won races…

They see us rolling...

Phinney does a little on road maintenance as a quick off a road stint leaves a clump of crash in his chain set.

Taylor Phinney’s stage 4 off road action



The podium girl's fathers continue to closely monitor all on podium antics.

Ramunas Navardauskas pulled on the pink jersey after Garmin Barracuda won stage 4.

Garmin celebrate the stage win on the podium.


Win a box of SiS Go Isotonic Gels

So Garmin Barracuda took top honours with Katusha second and Astana third. Garmin impressively now occupy the top 4 positions on the GC and are in a healthy position going into stage 5 with Ramunas Navardauskas sitting pretty in pink. Today sees a flat stage between Modena and Fano which gives the sprinters another chance to shine. Similar to yesterday we’ve got a box of Science in Sport Go Isotonic Gels up for grabs. Once again we want to know your predictions for the race. Correctly predict which team crosses the finish line first and you will be the proud of owner of a box of SiS gels. To enter simply submit your predictions in the comments section below. In the event more than one person selects the same team the winner will be selected at random. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on the Giro so far. What have been your highlights? Have the true GC contenders made their marks on this year’s Giro yet? Which team is looking the strongest? For those of you who will be watching stage 5 live, PBK will be covering all the day’s action from 15.00 (GMT) on Twitter. To be part of the conversation use the hash tag #OMGiro to voice your opinions and observations about the race.



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