Routley wins stage 4 in Tour of California, Wiggins still in overall lead 

click to enlarge Riders in a breakaway group in the Tour of California travel south near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on Highway 1 during the fourth stage. - DAVID MIDDLECAMP/SAN LUIS OBISPO TRIBUNE VIA AP
  • David Middlecamp/San Luis Obispo Tribune via AP
  • Riders in a breakaway group in the Tour of California travel south near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on Highway 1 during the fourth stage.

CAMBRIA -- Will Routley of Canada surprised the favored sprinters by winning stage 4 of the Tour of California on Wednesday, and Bradley Wiggins of Britain retained his race lead for the third day.

Routley, a former national titlist who was part a six-rider, early race breakaway, completed the 102.6-mile Monterey to Cambria road race in 3 hours, 48 minutes, 37 seconds.

American Gregory Daniel was second and Kevin De Mesmaeker of Belgium was third.

Wiggins finished 77 seconds behind the stage winner. He increased his lead to 28 seconds over Rohan Dennis of Australia.

The fourth stage took the field along the Pacific Coast. The leaders broke from the field early and maintained their advantage throughout the day.

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