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Mountain biker Evans leads Tour of Austria

Volvo-Cannondale mountain-bike racer Cadel Evans impressed the road racing world with a win at the fourth stage of the Tour of Austria Thursday. Riding for Saeco-Cannondale, the 24-year-old showed good climbing form on the 154km stage that started in Bad Gasteinz and finished with a climb up to the Kitzbuhl Horn. Evans escaped with 3km to go and soloed in for the lead. He holds a 47 second lead over Austrian Peter Obwaller. In fifth overall is another mountain-bike pro, Dario Cioni of Italy.

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By VeloNews Interactive

Volvo-Cannondale mountain-bike racer Cadel Evans impressed the road racing world with a win at the fourth stage of the Tour of Austria Thursday. Riding for Saeco-Cannondale, the 24-year-old showed good climbing form on the 154km stage that started in Bad Gasteinz and finished with a climb up to the Kitzbuhl Horn.

Evans escaped with 3km to go and soloed in for the lead. He holds a 47 second lead over Austrian Peter Obwaller. In fifth overall is another mountain-bike pro, Dario Cioni of Italy.

Results

Tour of Austria, Stage 4:
1. Cadel Evans (Aus), Saeco, 144km in 3:47:41 (39.947kph); 2. Vandelli (I), at 0:25; 3. Valter Bonca (Slo), at 0:33; 4. Hans Peter Obwaller (A), at 0:40; 5. Martin Derganc (Slo), at 0:46.
Overall:
1. Evans, 16:11:44; 2. Obwaller (A), at 0:47; 3. Paolo Tiralongo (I) , at 1:22; 4. Thomas Mühlbacher (A), at 1:49; 5. Dario Cioni (I), at 1:57.