Chicchi wins stage 4 of Tour of California | NevadaAppeal.com

Chicchi wins stage 4 of Tour of California

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) – Francesco Chicchi emerged from a mass sprint to win stage 4 of the Tour of California on Wednesday, while American David Zabriskie kept the overall lead.

Chicchi completed the 121.5-mile ride from San Jose to Modesto in 4 hours, 55 minutes and 1 second. The Liquigas rider narrowly held off Juan Jose Haedo of Saxo-Bank and former race leader and stage 1 winner Mark Cavendish of HTC-Columbia. Both had the same time as the winner.

Zabriskie, riding for Garmin-Transitions, kept the lead he assumed while winning stage 3 in Santa Cruz. He leads Michael Rogers of HTC-Columbia by 4 seconds.