Geraint Thomas avoids crashes to keep Tour Down Under lead

Geraint Thomas in lead, Tour Down Under 2013, stage four

Welshman Geraint Thomas survived a hectic and crash-marred finale at the Tour Down Under today and will take the leader's jersey into tomorrow's queen stage to Old Willunga Hill.

The race is not yet won though and team Sky will have to be especially vigilant on Saturday. Handy climbers Tom Slagter (Blanco), Javier Moreno (Movistar) and Ben Hermans (RadioShack Leopard) are all within 10 seconds of the race leader and will be looking to strike ahead of Sunday's criterium finale.

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