Fernando Gaviria Wins Tour de France Stage 4 In Photo Finish

Greg Van Avermaet remains the Tour’s overall leader.


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Fernando Gaviria had his second major success of the 2018 Tour de France on Tuesday, winning Stage 4 after a breathtaking bunch sprint to the finish.

The 23-year-old Colombian timed his sprint perfectly to overtake Andre Greipel and hold off Peter Sagan, who currently wears the green jersey, in a nail-biting photo finish. Sagan, who won Stage 2, came in second.

Gaviria had previously won the Tour’s opening stage, where he edged out Sagan and pre-race favorite Marcel Kittel in another bunch sprint. The young Quick-Step rider appears to be the sprinter to beat in 2018.

“Everyone in Colombia is watching the Tour de France, and I feel like my nation’s representative,” Gaviria said.

Despite his win, Gaviria did not overtake Stage 3 winner Greg Van Avermaet in the General Classification, which means that the Belgian BMC rider might hold on to his yellow jersey for a few more days.

The race now heads into the hilly terrain of Brittany, where Van Avermaet is expected to continue doing well.

This article originally appeared on bicycling.com.

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