The native of Louvain-la-Neuve, member of the Alpecin-Fenix team, won after a massive sprint. Pole Stanislaw Aniolkowski (Bingola Pauwels Sauces WB) crossed the line in 2nd position. Third place went to Gerben Thijssen (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert Matériaux) who found himself second overall at one second.
Taminiaux signs at 25 his 2nd victory among the pros after the Tourangelle Wheel in 2019.
Lithuanian Evaldas Siskevicius (Go Sport – Roubaix Lille Métropole) grabs the pink jersey held by Dutchman Arvid De Kleijn (Human Powered Health), 5th in the stage. De Kleijn, Taminiaux, Philippe Gilbert, winner the day before, and Taminiaux are one second behind.
On Saturday, the 5th and penultimate stage will be the queen stage. It will start from the Roubaix velodrome to reach Mont Cassel (3 km at 4.3%) which will be approached from both sides and taken a total of eight times, notably just before the finish in Cassel after 183.7 km.
Sunday, at the end of Ardres-Dunkirk (183 km), we will know the successor of the Dutchman Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma), last winner of the event in 2019.