Moritz Kärsten rounded out a strong team display on the second stage of the Circuit des Ardennes taking fourth from what was left of the breakaway having spent much of the day out front.
Development Team DSM started the day firmly on the front foot with Patrick Eddy getting in the first meaningful breakaway of the day before Kärstenthen bridged across with two others to make it seven out front. This move built a lead of over three minutes before the peloton started to claw time back heading into the final 50 kilometres.
With the gap dropping fast, four riders jumped clear from behind, catching the break and then taking Kärsten and one other with them. The six started to grow their advantage again to over one minute, maintaining this gap deep into the finale. With the pace at the front proving too much for two of the riders, Kärsten was the final rider left from the early breakaway holding on for fourth place.
As a reward for their efforts, both Kärsten and Eddy paid a visit to the podium, taking most combative rider of the day and the sprints competition on the day respectively.