Bradley Wiggins extends lead in Tour of California

Bradley Wiggins capitalises on split in peloton to gain time on Rohan Dennis as William Routley wins stage from escape

Bradley Wiggins, Amgen Tour of California, Stage 4

(Image credit: Casey B. Gibson)

Bradley Wiggins (Sky) gained valuable time over rival Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) on stage four of the Tour of California, positioning himself on the right side of a split in the bunch during the day's finale.

Dennis started the day 24 seconds behind Wiggins, and ended it 28 seconds in arrears - the four second difference may not seem much, but with both the time trial and queen mountain stage of the race done and dusted every second now matters.

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