André Greipel wins stage four of the Tour of Britain

The German sprinter accelerated around BMC's Patrick Bevin in the final metres whilst the race leader scooped up valuable bonus seconds

Greipel wins stage four of the Tour of Britain. Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

(Image credit: Justin Setterfield)

André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) won stage four of the 2018 Tour of Britain, sprinting around race leader Patrick Bevin (BMC) with 200 metres to go to take his second win of the eight day race.

A 90° bend just 300 metres from the line meant that not all of the fast men found their way to the front in time, as some sprint trains lost their configuration at the final hurdle.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.