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Daryl Impey wins stage four of the Tour Down Under, moves into second

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Daryl Impey wins stage 4 Tour Down Under 2019

Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) surged into contention to defend his Tour Down Under title with a thrilling win ahead of race leader Patrick Bevin (CCC) in Adelaide on Friday.

The Mitchelton-Scott rider claimed the fourth stage to move to second overall just seven seconds behind Bevin with two stages left.

Impey gave his hopes of becoming the first rider to go back-to-back in the race’s 21-year history a massive boost with his stage victory.

Astana’s Leon Luis Sanchez went early but was caught by Impey and Bevin in the last 20 metres to finish third on the 129.2-kilometre stage through the Adelaide Hills from Unley to Campbelltown.

“I’m so stoked to have done something like this, it’s so special,” Impey said.

“I knew if I lined up Paddy Bevin, I’d have a good shot at winning, so I’m super-happy to win today.”

Tour Down Under 2019 – stage 4 results (Unley – Campbelltown):

1Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)

3:03:27

2Patrick Bevin (CCC)

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3Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)

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4Ruben Guerreiro (Katusha-Alpecin)

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5Rubén Fernandez (Movistar)

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6George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma)

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7Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

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8Michael Woods (EF Education First )

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9Chris Hamilton (Team Sunweb)

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10Dylan van Baarle (Team Sky)

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Tour Down Under 2019 – general classification after stage 4:

1Patrick Bevin (CCC)

13:23:30

2Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott)

+07”

3Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana)

+11”

4Chris Hamilton (Team Sunweb)

+21”

5Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)

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6Jan Polanc (UAE Team Emirates)

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7George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma)

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8Ruben Guerreiro (Katusha-Alpecin)

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9Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates)

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10Michael Woods (EF Education First )

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