Al Muzahimiyah King Saud University, Friday, February 7th 2020 – In the top five of the first 3 stages on this inaugural Saudi Tour, Nacer Bouhanni saw his consistency rewarded with victory on day 4 of the event. The French sprinter claimed his first victory of the season under his new Arkea-Samsic colours. The 29-year-old was the fastest of the bunched sprint by the Al Muzahimiyah King Saud University, beating Niccolò Bonifazio (Total Direct Energie) and Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Pro Team) to the line. Thanks to the bonus seconds claimed at the finish, Bouhanni takes command of the general classification and will be wearing the leader’s green jersey on tomorrow’s final stage.

Stage classification

1. Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa-Samsic) 03h21’55’’

2. Niccolò Bonifazio (Total Direct Energie) +00’’

3. Yevgeniy Gidich (Astana Pro Team) +00’’

General classification

1. Nacer Bouhanni (Team Arkéa-Samsic)

2. Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-McLaren) +02’’

3. Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates) +05’’