Mikel Landa wins Tirreno-Adriatico stage four as Geraint Thomas loses overall lead due to mechanical

Disappointment for Geraint Thomas as a late mechanical leaves him fighting to minimise his time loss on the key climbing stage in Tirreno-Adriatico

Mikel Landa wins stage four of Tirreno-Adriatico. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

Mikel Landa (Movistar) won stage four of Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy on Saturday, as Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) suffered a badly-timed mechanical on the final climb to lose the overall race lead.

Landa had attacked from the reduced peloton on the final climb on the race's key mountain stage to claim the victory ahead of Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) and George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo) in third. It's Landa's first victory of the season, and his first for Movistar.

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