Hushovd wins 4th stage of Tour of Switzerland



HUTTWIL, Switzerland (AP) — World champion Thor Hushovd won the fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Tuesday, and Damiano Cunego of Italy retained the overall lead.

Hushovd edged third-stage winner Peter Sagan of Slovakia to clock 4 hours, 46 minutes, 5 seconds for the 123-mile trek from Grindelwald to Huttwil.

Italy’s Marco Marcato won a mass sprint for third place, trailing Hushovd by two seconds.

The 33-year-old Norwegian got his first victory since winning the road race gold at the worlds last October in Geeelong, Australia.

Cunego retained his 54-second lead overall ahead of Colombian Juan Mauricio Soler.

The fifth stage Wednesday is a 130-mile route from Huttwil to Tobel-Taegerschen.