Tour Down Under: Ben Swift second behind Simon Gerrans on stage four

Second consecutive stage win for Simon Gerrans sees the Australian strengthen his lead in the Tour Down Under - Photos by Graham Watson

Simon Gerrans wins stage 4 of the 2016 Tour Down Under

(Image credit: Watson)

Simon Gerrans pipped Ben Swift to win stage four of the Tour Down Under and strengthen his lead on the overall classification.

Gerrans followed the wheel of lead-out man Daryl Impey in the closing metres of a reduced group sprint with Swift (Sky) unable to come around the Australian in Victor Harbor.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.