Slovakia’s Sagan wins 4th stage at Tour de Pologne



CIESZYN, Poland (AP) — Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the fourth stage of the Tour de Pologne on Wednesday to take the overall lead in the race.

The Liquigas team cyclist finished the 110-mile hilly ride from Oswiecim to Cieszyn in 4 hours, 21 minutes, 15 seconds with a bonus of 10 seconds. Tree seconds behind were Ireland’s Daniel Martin with the Garmin-Cervelo team and Italy’s Marco Marcato with Vacansoleil-DCM.

Sagan took the race lead from Marcel Kittel of Germany, who won the first three stages but dropped out of contention Wednesday.

The stage Thursday is a 125-mile ride starting and finishing in the Zakopane mountain resort. The race covers 692 miles across seven stages.