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Wins for Gaviria, Brandle and Cooper; Rumsas investigated over death: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

September 16, 2017

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Cooper triumphs again on stage 4 of the Tour of China I

by Shane Stokes

One day after winning the third stage of the Tour of China 1, Kiwi rider Joe Cooper (IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness) topped the podium again in Friday’s time trial. He covered the short 3.3 kilometre test four seconds quicker than Italian overnight leader Liam Bertazzo (Willier Triestina – Selle Italia) and Australian Cam Meyer (Mitchelton Scott).

Two more Australians, Cameron Bayly and Anthony Giacoppo (both IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness) were fourth and fifth.

Bertazzo had enough time in hand over Cooper to hold his leader’s jersey. The latter jumps from fourth to second, 14 seconds back, while the Belorussian Siarhei Papok (Minsk Cycling Club) drops a place to third. He is 15 seconds adrift of Bertazzo, with Bayly eighth and Meyer 11th.

The race concludes on Saturday with a 128.5 kilometre stage starting and finishing in Anshun.

Stage 4 (ITT): Chengdu Jintang > Chengdu Jintang - Stage Result

Friday 15th September 2017

1. nz
COOPER Joseph
IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness team
00:04:03
2. it
BERTAZZO Liam
Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia
0:04
3. au
MEYER Cameron
Mitchelton Scott
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