Haller surprises sprinters with Tour of Beijing stage four win

Marco Haller wins, Tour of Beijing 2012, stage four

Austrian Marco Haller (Katusha) surprised the more established sprinters to win stage four of the Tour of Beijing on Friday.

Haller, 21, simply out-paced his experienced rivals in Chang Ping to secure his first WorldTour victory and his first professional win. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) came in second, with Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) in third.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.