Arnaud Démare takes Giro d'Italia 2020 stage four victory in photo finish ahead of Peter Sagan

The French champion took the win narrowly on the line in a close bunch sprint

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Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) won stage four of the Giro d'Italia 2020 in a photo finish on the line ahead of Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).

The sprint saw Sagan launch with just under 200m to go in the middle of the road with Démare on the left. The Slovakian looked to have opened up a gap but Démare quickly gained on him, as did Ballerini on the right of the road.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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