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OVO Tour of Britain - Stage 4
 
By Mark Sharon
Date: 9/6/2017
OVO Tour of Britain - Stage 4
 
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September 8, 2017

Stage 4: Kielder water and forest park toBlyth, 211.7km

Gaviria wins stage as Viviani reclaims OVO Energy Green Jersey

Fernando Gaviria stormed to victory in the fourth day of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in Newark-on-Trent as the sprinters continued to dominate the 2017 edition of the race.
 
Second place behind Gaviria at the finish alongside Sconce and Devon Park in Newark was Team Sky's Elia Viviani, who retook the race lead thanks to time bonuses, moving ahead of Caleb Ewan on countback.
 
"I came here after a leg injury, so I've been missing a bit of condition and form, but day after day things went better and today I felt good and could take advantage of this”, said the 23-year-old Colombian, going on to praise his team's efforts in helping him to his second career victory in Britain.
 
"The boys were spectacular! Philippe protected me going into the last ten kilometres, then Zdenek and Max took over and guided me in the final. I'm happy I could repay them by taking the stage and I hope to get other good results before the Tour of Britain will come to a conclusion."

Fernando Gavira (Right) wins sprint © OVO/Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Viviani returns to the lead of the race, which has so far swapped between himself and Ewan, as the Australian finished fifteenth and missed out on the time bonuses for the top three.
 
"For sure it's good to have the leader's jersey back on the shoulders,” Viviani told TeamSky.com. "I'm disappointed because it was a really, really close sprint but with one of the best sprinters in the world so it can be a good second place.”


Stage 4 Results

Stage List

Stage 1

Sunday 3 September

Edinburgh to Kelso

188km

Stage 2

Monday 4 September

Kielder Water & Forest Park to Blyth

211km

Stage 3

Tuesday 5 September

Normanby Hall Country Park to Scunthorpe

172km

Stage 4

Wednesday 6 September

Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent

175km

Stage 5

Thursday 7 September

The Tendring Stage Individual Time Trial

16km

Stage 6

Friday 8 September

Newmarket to Aldeburgh

183km

Stage 7

Saturday 9 September

Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham

186km

Stage 8

Sunday 10 September

Worcester to Cardiff

180km

More to follow




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