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Carapaz wins Giro stage four

Richard Carapaz won the fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday.

It was decided by a huge crash 6km from the finish line – Carapaz emerged unscathed and crossed the line first.

Primoz Roglic retained his position as the overall race leader.

Roglic previously won the first stage. Pascal Ackermann won the second then Elia Viviani thought he’d claimed the third until he was stripped of victory for blocking another rider.

The crash that enabled Carapaz to win the fourth stage actually helped Roglic to extend his overall lead.

The incident was caused by Team Ineos’ Pavel Sivakov in the peloton. It brought down a number of riders but not Roglic, who extended his overall lead from Britain’s Simon Yates.

Tom Dumoulin crossed the line but was injured in the crash.

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