Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk Stage 4: Consistent Gianni Top 5, Remains Top 3 GC
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Gianni Meersman remains 3rd in the GC after another strong performance at 190.5km Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk Stage 4 on Saturday.
Meersman finished 4th, after a day where OPQS made their presence known. OPQS chased down the original escapees. Meersman and Vakoc were then in a chase group of 13 riders before the race came back together with 40km to go. Julien Vermote went into another escape group before the race came back together again.
Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) eventually attacked and won the race, with Tim Wellens (Lotto-Belisol) 2nd and Paul Martens (Belkin Pro Cycling Team) 3rd.
OPQS looks next to a final, 173.5km Stage 5 on Sunday.