Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) – Overall leader at the Giro d’Italia
“It’s great to keep the jersey for a bit longer. The guys did everything possible to put me in the right position. Then I had [Alessandro] De Marchi and Nico Roche for the finale if I got into trouble. There was a little bit of stress but not too much.
“Everyone knows it’s pretty common I’ve lost it [the leader’s jersey] after one day in every other Grand Tour [the Tour de France and Vuelta a España]. Now I’ve kept it for two days. It’s all thanks to my teammates – they’ve been great around me.” (To RAI)
“It was the hardest stage so far. It’s never easy riding in Sicily but to race here is a whole other level.
“The next days are going to be hard, like today. Tomorrow is a bit more like today, then Etna will be a bit of a test for the GC guys on a mountain to see where everyone’s at, so it’ll be interesting to see where I’m at compared to the other guys.” (Eurosport)
Tim Wellens (Lotto Fix All) – Stage 4 winner
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