Wout Poels leads Team Sky one-two in stage four in of Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Wout Poels wins stage four of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana ahead of Team Sky colleague Beñat Intxausti to virtually seal the overall classification

Wout Poels on the podium following Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour of Valencia

(Image credit: Watson)

Race leader Wout Poels solidified his position at the top of the general classification with a solo win at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, with Team Sky teammate Beñat Intxausti coming in second place.

Dutchman Poels held off challenges from Diego Rosa (Astana) and Fabio Aru (Astana) on the final climb to Xorret del Catí and attacked near the summit to sail home by 23 seconds.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.