Froome wins tough 4th stage of Tirreno-Adriatico
PRATI DI TIVO, Italy (AP) - Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome has won the difficult uphill finish of stage four of the weeklong Tirreno-Adriatico race Saturday.
After his Sky teammates led him up most of the climb, Froome attacked in the final mile and finished 6 seconds ahead of Mauro Santambrogio of Italy. Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali was third.
Polish rider Mikhal Kwiatkowski finished fourth and took the overall lead from Omega Pharma-Quick Step teammate Mark Cavendish, a sprinter who finished far back.
In the overall, Kwiatkowski has a 4-second lead on Froome, with Nibali third.
Alberto Contador, who finished sixth in the stage after several attacks in the final miles, is fourth overall, 30 seconds back.