Demare pips Sagan to stage 4 win in Giro d’Italia

Arnaud Demare edged out Peter Sagan in a bunch sprint to claim victory in the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, the final stage in Sicily.

The last 30 kilometres of the 140km stage were flat, offering opportunities for the top sprinters and it was Demare who powered across the line fractionally ahead of Sagan.

Sagan had to settle for second place again as he did on stage two. Davide Ballerini was third.

Earlier in the day Geraint Thomas abandoned the race after his crash in the neutral zone on Monday left him with a fractured pelvis.

Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) retained the pink jersey and actually opened up a two-second lead over Jonathan Caicedo, with whom he was tied before the stage.


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