Simon Yates wins Tour de Romandie stage four to take race lead

British rider Simon Yates claims Tour de Romandie major mountain stage victory, and with it the overall race lead with one day remaining

Simon Yates wins stage four of the 2017 Tour de Romandie

(Image credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Simon Yates (Orica-Scott) got the better of Richie Porte (BMC) in a two-man sprint to win stage four of the Tour de Romandie, and become the new overall leader of the race.

Yates sat on Porte’s wheel for the whole final kilometre, ensuring the Australian led-out the sprint before coming around his wheel with 100 metres to go to sprint to victory.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.