Juan José Lobato failed to replicate his podium placing two days ago in Friday's third leg of the Bayern Rundfahrt.
Gerald Ciolek emerged victorious in Kelheim after riding almost 197 clicks from Viechtach, besting Arnaud Démare and Heinrich Haussler.
Euskaltel's man for the sprints, Lobato, failed to fire and ended up 17th, out of the fight for the top places. Rubén Pérez tried his luck in a break today, but the veteran's group didn't make it to the line.
On GC, everything stayed more or less the same. Ciolek leads the race ahead of tomorrow's decisive individual race against the clock - Mikel Nieve is Euskaltel's top representative in 24th, 16 seconds back.
- (1, Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka), 5:10:15)
- 17, Juan José Lobato, s.t.
- 60, Jon Aberasturi, s.t.
- 66, Steffen Radochla, s.t.
- 67, Jure Kocjan, s.t.
- 79, Rubén Pérez, s.t.
- 81, Mikel Nieve, s.t.
- 133, André Schulze, 8:19