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Von Hoff wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under

Von Hoff wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under; Rohan Dennis retains overall lead for Team BMC

Von Hoff wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- Steele Von Hoff won Friday's fourth state of the Tour Down Under while Australian compatriots Rohan Dennis and Tour de France-winner Cadel Evans avoided a crash near the finish to retain first and second place on general classification.

The crash a few hundred meters from the finish split the field and left seven riders in contention for stage honors. Von Hoff outsprinted South Africa's Daryle Impley to take the stage win but his personal victory wasn't enough to upset overall tour standings after four of six stages.

Dennis retained the tour leader's jersey and first place on general classification, seven seconds of Evans, his teammate in the United States-based Team BMC, who is riding in his last World Tour event.

Updated : 2021-09-20 08:31 GMT+08:00