Bauhaus early season Tour de la Provence win takes pressure off Bahrain Victorious

Tour de la Provence 2021 6th Edition 4th stage Avignon SalondeProvence 1632 km 14022021 Phil Bauhaus GER Bahrain Victorious photo William Cannarella CVBettiniPhoto2021
Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) wins the final stage of the Tour de la Provence 2021 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Bahrain Victorious is heading into the season with a confidence boost after sprinter Phil Bauhaus took the team’s first win of 2021 on the frantic finish of stage four of the Tour de la Provence.

After a late-catch of the break of the day, on the 163.2 km final stage from Avignon to Salon-de-Provence, Heinrich Haussler helped keep Bauhaus up the front and out of trouble so that on the run into the line the German rider was in a position to come from behind and edge ahead of the well-placed Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-QuickStep) just before the line. 

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