John Murphy wins mass sprint in Tour of Utah
Aug 03 2017 09:41 pm CET

John Murphy wins mass sprint in Tour of Utah

John Murphy of Hincapie Racing has won the fourth stage of the Tour of Utah. The American was the strongest in a final mass sprint.

The fourth stage of the American race started and finished in South Jordan City with a total route length of 203 kilometers (125 miles).

The breakaway of the day consisted of six riders, of which Bardiani CSF's Lorenzo Rota was the most dangerous to the overall standings at 5'43" from leader Rob Britton. The remaining five were Marco Zamparella of Amore & Vita, Gonzalo Serrano of Caja Rural - Seguros RGA, Taylor Shelden of Jelly Belly, Daniel Turek of Israel Cycling Academy and Brian McCulloch of Elevate KHS.

Turek was later eliminated from the group by a crash although he did manage to get back on his bike.

The group was eventually reduced to a duo as Rota and Serrano went ahead without their companions. At 10 kilometers from the finish however, their lead was down to just 10 seconds.

The duo was caught shortly after and the peloton began its preparation for the finale. In the sprint, Hincapie Racing's Murphy delivered a powerful performance to cross the line ahead of Alfredo Rodriguez of Elevate - KHS and Mihkel Raim of Israel Cycling Academy.

Rob Britton of Rally Cycling remains in the overall lead with a 26-second advantage over Gavin Mannion of UnitedHealthcare.
Image: Tour of Utah logo





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