Tour de Suisse 2014 Stage 4: Cavendish fastest in sprint

Mark CavendishIf there was one Suisse-stage with bunch sprint written all over it, it was stage 4 from Heiden-Ossingen. After 160.4 kilometres in the saddle, Mark Cavendish was by far the fastest sprinter and he powered to victory. Tony Martin finished safely in the bunch, maintaining his GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Tour de Suisse 2014: Results 4th stage

1. Mark Cavendish (GB)
2. Juan José Lobato (Spa) s.t.
3. Peter Sagan (Svk) s.t.
4. Sacha Modolo (Ita) s.t
5. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) s.t.
6. Danny van Poppel (Nld) s.t.
7. Jonas Vangechten (Bel) s.t.
8. Davide Appollonio (Ita) s.t.
9. Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) s.t.
10. Matthew Goss (Aus) s.t.

GC after 4th stage
1. Tony Martin (Ger)
2. Tom Dumoulin (Nld) + 0.06
3. Peter Sagan (Svk) + 0.10
4. Bauke Mollema (Nld) + 0.17
5. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Nld) + 0.23
6. Davide Formolo (Ita) + 0.027
7. Ion Izagirre (Spa) s.t.
8. Roman Kreuziger (Cze) + 0.28
9. Mathias Frank (Swi) + 0.29
10. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) s.t.

Race report
Two riders made up the break-away today, Dani Teklehaimanot and Laurens de Vreese. Their gap grew to a maximum of 4 minutes, that’s all the sprinter teams decided to allow them. With 10 kilometres left their party was over and the bunch prepared for the sprint showdown.

Peter Sagan opened strong, confidence sky high after winning stage 3, but Mark Cavendish proved why he is regarded as one of the best sprinters in the world, displaying perfect timing and outsprinting Lobato and Sagan by two bike lengths.

Tony Martin stays in the GC lead.

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