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Geraint Thomas crashes in finale of Tour de Romandie stage four as Woods takes win and race lead

Geraint Thomas crashed in the finale of stage four of the Tour de Romandie, forfeiting the chance of a first win since Alpe d’Huez at the 2018 Tour de France as well as the race lead.

Michael Woods instead took the stage victory in the uphill sprint for the line, Ag2r’s Ben O’Connor then second, 17 seconds behind the Canadian, while Thomas picked himself up and crossed the line in third, 21 seconds down.

Movistar’s Marc Soler tumbled out of the race lead on the climb to the summit finish, with Woods assuming the race lead, Thomas 11 seconds behind heading into tomorrow’s final time trial.

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Results

Tour de Romandie 2021, stage four: Sion to Thyon 2000 (161.3km)

1. Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-Up Nation, in 4-58-35
2. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Ag2r Citroën, at 17 seconds
3. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 21s

General classification after stage four

1. Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-Up Nation, in 17-37-35
2. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 11 seconds
3. Ben O’Connor (Aus) Ag2r Citroën, at 21s

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