Simon Gerrans wins 4th stage of Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Australia's Simon Gerrans won the fourth stage and increased his overall lead in the Tour Down Under on Friday as riders raced each other and an approaching storm on a stage which may decide the tour.

Gerrans, who already has a record three overall titles in his home leg of the WorldTour, stayed with the leading group on the climb up Crow's Nest near the finish of the 138-kilometer (86-mile) stage.

He negotiated a tricky descent and three sharp corners to win the stage from Britain's Ben Swift and Italy's Giacomo Nizollo.

He is the first rider to win back-to-back stages since 2010 and increased his overall lead to 14 seconds over compatriot Jay McCarthy, who finished fourth on the stage.