Fernando Gaviria edges sprint battle to win Tour de France stage four

• Colombian wins a second stage, with Sagan in second
• BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet retains yellow jersey

Fernando Gaviria took his second win in the 2018 Tour de France, winning stage four from La Baule to Sarzeau in Brittany by outsprinting Peter Sagan at the climax of a four-kilometre straight leading to the line. The Colombian’s victory came in the home town of the local mayor and UCI president, David Lappartient, whose war of words with Team Sky’s principal, David Brailsford, escalated on Tuesday as Brailsford was accused of insulting France.

On Sunday Brailsford told the Guardian that Lappartient had the mentality of a “local French mayor” and to become more presidential the Frenchman had “got some work to do”.

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