Routley Wins Stage 4 of 2014 Tour of California
Optum Pro Cycling's Will Routley wins stage 4; Team Sky Pro Cycling's Bradley Wiggins in overall race lead halfway though this year's Amgen Tour of California.
the peloton filled with top-ranked Pro Teams and riders worked to close the gap in the final 10 miles, taking it down from more than three minutes to less than two. But they ultimately were unable to overtake the six young speedsters and crossed the finish 1:17 behind the stage winner.
With the celebrated green jersey in Routley’s hands, the Michelob Ultra King of the Mountain Jersey transferred to another member of today’s breakaway, Jonathan Clarke, while Christopher Jones was awarded the Most Courageous Rider Jersey.
Today’s result left the leader board unaltered at the top with Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins (GBR) retaining the Amgen Race Leader Jersey, which he has worn since winning Monday’s (Stage two) Time Trial. Lawson Craddock (Austin, Texas) of Team Giant-Shimano remains in the Best Young Rider jersey.