Gonzalo Serrano wins the 4th stage of the Tour of Britain and takes the overall lead


Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar) triumphed on the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain on Wednesday. The Spaniard was ahead of the Briton Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) and the Belgian Dylan Teuns (Israel Premier Tech) on the line.

Tom Pidcock will have tried everything

On a steep course, the morning breakaway never really started, the fault of the adventurers who were determined to fight it out. Then in the lead, Magnus Sheffield saw his teammate Tom Pidcock shake up the peloton 95 kilometers from the line allowing a large group of 30 riders to break away.

Taken back, the 23-year-old Briton tried his luck again on the climb to Carlton Bank (1.9 km at 10.2%) located 25 kilometers from the goal. Leading Oscar Onley (Team DSM) and Dylan Teuns, the three men will count up to 50 seconds ahead.

Again caught ten miles from the line by a leading Movistar team, Pidcock again escaped a kilometer further with his teammate Omar Fraile, again Dylan Teuns and Gonzalo Serrano. The good move this time since the four riders will keep ten seconds of margin on the main group.

In the general classification, the Spaniard takes the lead from the Canadian Benjamin Perry (WiV SunGod) who is now fourth. Thursday, the 187 kilometer long fifth stage between West Bridgford and Mansfield should normally smile on the sprinters.

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