Andre Greipel wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under

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Associated Press

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 3:02 AM

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Germany's Andre Greipel won the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under on Thursday, claiming his second stage win this year and 13th overall in the season-opening race.

The relatively flat 79-mile stage between Modbury and Tanunda in the wine-producing Barossa Valley favored sprinters, and Greipel was the overwhelming favorite.

World road race champion Philippe Gilbert made the day intriguing with a two-man break with Australia's Damien Howson that led until 5.5 miles from the finish.

Greipel, who won the tour's opening stage Tuesday, was again set up for the stage win by the lead-out work of his Lotto Belisol teammates.

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