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The fourth stage of the La Tropicale Amissa Bongo was cancelled due to a problem with an aircraft that was to transfer riders.
— La Tropicale (@tropicale2017) March 2, 2017
The riders will instead travel Thursday to Lambaréné for the fifth stage, which features early climbs followed by a long run into a likely sprint finish.
Stanislau Baxhkou (Minsk Cycling Club) won the third stage on Wednesday and took over the race lead after finishing third on the first two stages.
La Tropicale Amissa Bongo is a UCI 2.1 stage race in Gabon, in west Africa, and is part of the UCI Africa Tour.
The race will conclude Sunday with the traditional final stage in the capital of Libreville.