Steve Cummings wins stage four of Tirreno-Adriatico with clever solo attack

The British rider had been marshalling the moves for a teammate, but was given the opportunity to go for the win and took it brilliantly

Steve Cummings wins stage four of 2016 Tirreno-Adriatico

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) combined team work, race brains and pure leg power to take stage four at Tirreno-Adriatico.

Cummings's role had been to bring teammate Edvald Boasson Hagen to the finish in a position to compete for the sprint from a reduced main pack of approximately 40 riders.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.