Stage 4 provides a relative reprieve from the punishing distances of the first three stages and will be extremely flat for the first half of the race, before becoming more rolling for the second half. The urban landscape of mainland Penang before crossing into northern Perak makes it less easy for breakaways to happen, but there will be no shortage of attempts to do so. The day’s sole climb will be a short 2.5km Category 4 and should see another day for the sprinters to shine at the finish, if the breakaway is not strong enough to see any challenges off.