Cycling - Kreder sprints to win as Demare stays ahead in Dunkerque

Michel Kreder won a sprint finish to take stage four of the 4 Jours de Dunkerque, with Arnaud Demare still leading going into the final day.

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Cycling - Kreder sprints to win as Demare stays ahead in Dunkerque
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Michel Kreder

Garmin-Sharp rider Kreder took the spoils of an eight-man breakaway sprint, while Demare finished fifth, content with his day’s work after posting the same time as the stage winner.

Florian Vachon (Bretagne-Seche) came second, having initially led the breakaway, which Demare had chased down in the final uphill kilometre.

Julien El Fares (Sojasun) was third.

The 181.6km stage comprised a 25.3km opening loop followed by seven hilly 21.6km laps.

An initial 19-man breakaway halfway through the stage was reduced to 11 before El Fares led a late four-man escape heading into the final circuit.

The FDJ and Garmin riders managed to haul them back though, before setting up the final breakaway that Kreder clinched with 30m left.

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