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Cycling: Greipel takes stage win Down Under as Evans retains lead

Published on Jan 24, 2014 4:38 PM
 
Andre Greipel (centre in white) reacts after winning stage 4 of the 2014 Tour Down Under cycling race on Friday, Jan 24, 2014. He blitzed his rivals to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under on Friday, as Cadel Evans saw his overall lead slip to just seven seconds. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ADELAIDE (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel blitzed his rivals to win the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under on Friday, as Cadel Evans saw his overall lead slip to just seven seconds.

Greipel had too much speed for the rest of the field on the final sprint into Victor Harbour to win by over two bike lengths.

The stage win was his 15th at the season-opening UCI World Tour event, but his first this year.

The German said the 2014 race course had not suited the sprinters, so he had to take his chances when he could.

 
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