Poels at the double in Tirreno-Adriatico fourth stage

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File photo shows Dutch cyclist Wouter Poels (C) after winning the fourth stage of the Tour of the Basque Country, a 151 km ride from Vitoria to Eibar, on the Arrate mount in Eibar, Spain on April 10, 2014

Rome (AFP) – Team Sky rider Wouter Poels capped a thrilling solo attack with victory and the overall leader’s jersey after the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday.

Poels, claiming his first win of the season, countered Italian Giampaolo Caruso after the Katusha rider tried to distance a small leading peloton on the final metres of the Crispiero climb whose summit is 5km from the finish line.

The tall Dutchman went on to hold off a small group of chasers to cross the finish line solo and take the leader’s blue jersey from Belgian Greg Van Avermaet (BMC).

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