Cape Town 14-03-10-Cape Argus Cycle Tour -Riders cycling up Chapmans Peak Picture Brenton Geach

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