The German, Robert Forster (UnitedHealthcare), became the winner of the fourth stage of Tour of Qinghai Lake. At the finishing line in Xihaizhen he defeated two Italian cyclists from the team of Colnago-CSF Inox: Andreę Pasqualon and Sacha Modolo. Sylwester Janiszewski finished in the 6th position.
The fourth stage of the race, 152 kilometres long, led from Bird Island to Xihaizhen and its route was exceptionally flat, with one difficult uphill stretch 30 kilometres before the finishing line. Despite numerous attacks and attempts to break away the peloton arrived at the finishing line in Xihaizhen, and the quickest to finish out of it was Robert Ferster. A very good, sixth place was taken by Sylwester Janiszewski.
In the twelfth place in the peloton Błażej Janiaczyk (CCC Polsat Polkowice) arrived.
In the general classification the leader is the Slovenian Gregor Gazvoda (Perutnina Ptuj) before Dmitrij Gruzdew (the national team of Kazakhstan). Mateusz Taciak is still holding the third place in the general classification.
Marek Rutkiewicz is the eleventh, Mariusz Witecki the nineteenth and Jacek Morajko the twentieth.
The results of stage 4, Quinghai Bird Island – Xihaizhen, 152 km
1. Robert Forster (UnitedHealthcare) 3:34:05
2. Andrea Pasqualon (Colnago-CSF Inox)
3. Sacha Modolo (Colnago-CSF Inox)
6. Sylwester Janiszewski
12. Błażej Janiaczyk
40. Marek Rutkiewicz
42. Jose Mendes
54. Mariusz Witecki
61. Mateusz Taciak
88. Jacek Morajko