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Saturday 3 December 2016

Aidis sprints to Stage win

LITHUANIAN cyclist Aidis Kruopis (An Post Chain Reaction) yesterday won an eight-man sprint finish to win stage four of the An Post Rás in Newport, Mayo.

Kruopis just did enough to edge out Davide Vingano (Team IDEA) in the dramatic conclusion to the 155km stage from Bearna in Galway to Newport.

Lukas Postlberger (Tirol Cycling Team) retained the yellow jersey with Down's Martyn Irvine 1.43 behind him in third in general classification after both finished in the eight-man bunch.

Ronan Mc Laughlin (inset, above) of Team Aquablue was the first county rider home. Today's stage will cover 142.4km from Newport to Ballina.

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