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Will Routley wins Tour of California's Stage 4 (w/video)

  • The Peleton pass Sobranes Point in northern Big Sur during the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on Wednesday May 14, 2014. The fourth stage took riders from downtown Monterey along Highway One to Cambria in San Luis Obispo. (AP Photo / Monterey Herald, David Royal)

CAMBRIA — Will Routley of Canada surprised the favored sprinters by winning stage 4 of the Tour of California on Wednesday, and Bradley Wiggins of Britain retained his race lead for the third day.

Routley (Optun-Kelly Benefit), a former national titlist who was part a six-rider, early race breakaway, completed the 102.6-mile Monterey to Cambria road race in 3 hours, 48 minutes, 37 seconds.

American Gregory Daniel (Bissell Development) was second and Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk) of Belgium was third.

Tour of California, Stage 4

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Wiggins (Sky) finished 77 seconds behind the stage winner. He increased his lead to 28 seconds over Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) of Australia.

The fourth stage took the field along the Pacific Coast. The leaders broke from the field early and maintained their advantage throughout the day.

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