Cummings soloes to victory on longest Tirreno-Adriatico leg

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 6:53 p.m. EST

FOLIGNO, Italy (AP) Stephen Cummings of Britain soloed to victory at the end of the fourth and longest stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday while Zdenek Stybar retained the overall lead.

Cummings attacked with 3.5 kilometers (2 miles) remaining after being given the all-clear to do so by his Dimension Data team, and swiftly opened up a large gap.

Salvatore Puccio of Team Sky edged out Cummings' teammate Natnael Berhane to finish second, 13 seconds off the pace after more than six hours of cycling on the 216km (134-mile) ride from Montalto di Castro to Foligno.

Stybar finished in the bunch behind, preserving his nine-second advantage over Damiano Caruso.


The seven-day Tirreno-Adriatico continues on Sunday with a 178km (110.6-mile) ride from Foligno to Monte San Vicino.