Daniel Martin wins Tour of Beijing stage four

Tour of Lombardy winner Daniel Martin continues run of form with Tour of Beijing stage win; Philippe Gilbert maintains lead

Dan Martin on stage four of the 2014 Tour of Beijing

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) won the fourth stage of the 2014 Tour of Beijing on Monday after a late attack. The Irishman's move was enough to elevate him to second place overall, but third place on the stage for Philippe Gilbert (BMC) sees him hang on to the race lead going into the final day.

Martin's victory came after Garmin-Sharp team-mate Ryder Hesjedal had attacked the lead group on the final climb of Miaofeng Mountain. Hesjedal's move put the group under pressure, serving to whittle down its number. Hesjedal was then caught within the final two kilometres, and shortly after Martin attacked.

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