Kaden Hopkins places 21st in stage four
Kaden Hopkins placed 21st among 79 finishers in stage four of the Tour of Guadeloupe yesterday, a stage which saw two of his Inteja Imca DCT team-mates finish in the top five, including Daniel Bonilla Quiros in first place.
The 137-kilometre race was a challenging one with several climbs but a good one for Hopkins as he held on to 20th overall on general classification and has moved up to third in the under-23 category.
It was an especially good day for his team, too, with Quiros first across the line in 3hr 44min 36sec after a two rider breakaway saw Quiros beat Jose Alarcon, of US Lamentinois, by five seconds in an exciting finish.
Thomas Bonnet, of Vendee U, placed third, 2:13 behind the winner while Axel Zingle, of CC Etupes, was fourth as he led a group of nine riders who finished 2:15 behind the winner.
Another Inteja rider, Benjamin Prades, the team’s leading rider in the overall standings after the first three stages, finished fifth in that pack of riders who finished 2:15 behind Quiros.
Hopkins finished 10:45 behind Quiros while two other team-mates from Inteja riders, finished 45th and 56th in the race from Vieux Habitants to Lamentin. Hopkins also finished ahead of stage three winner Polychronis Tzortzakis, of the Kuwait Pro Cycling team, who crossed the line in 50th place.