Stybar shows road class in Cassel

Mon, 07 May 17:00:00 2012

Two-time Cyclo-cross world champion Zdenek Stybar showed he can do it on the road too with a fine victory in stage four of the Quatre Jours de Dunkerque.

Czech Republic's Zdenek Stybar celebrates as he crosses the finish line of the Four Days of Dunkirk cycling race fourth stage, on May 7, 2012 in Cassel - 0

The Czech Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider escaped in the final few kilometres to take a solo victory after a 183.km trek from Gravelines – Cassel.

Carlos Betancur (Acqua & Sapone ) was second a further 10 seconds back with Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) winning the sprint for third.

Race leader Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) endured a tough day and was just over a minute behind Stybar but he still hangs on to the leaders' jersey.

He is now 43 seconds ahead of Sybar on GC with John Degenkolb (Argos) now in third position – 51 seconds behind Engoulvent.

The race's fifth and final stage takes place on Tuesday as the riders travel 176.1km from Bethune to Dunkerque.

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