Clarke wins Vuelta fourth stage

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iol spt aug21 generic cycling INLSA Simon Clarke won stage four of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday while home rider Joaquim Rodriguez took over as race leader.

VALDEZCARAY, Spain - Australian Simon Clarke won stage four of the Tour of Spain on Tuesday while home rider Joaquim Rodriguez took over as race leader.

Germany's Tony Martin came second to Orica-GreenEdge rider Clarke on the summit finish at Valdezcaray. Kazakh Assan Bazayev was third.

Rodriguez replaced Alejandro Valverde as race leader after his fellow Spaniard crashed 20-km from the summit.

The race ends on September 9. – Reuters


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