Bryan Coquard sprints to victory on stage four of Ruta del Sol

Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) was the fastest sprinter on stage four of the Ruta del Sol, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) remaining in the leader's jersey.

Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) won stage four of the 2017 Ruta del Sol (Getty)

Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) won stage four of the 2017 Ruta del Sol (Getty)

Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) was the fastest sprinter on stage four of the Ruta del Sol in Spain, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) remaining in the leader's jersey.

Frenchman Coquard overtook FDJ's Daniel Hoelgaard in the final 100 metres in Seville to win by a bike length. It is his second win of the season, adding to his victory on stage five of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana earlier this month.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.