simon yates wins tour de romandie stage four to take race lead

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british rider simon yates claims tour de romandie major mountain stage victory, and with it the overall race lead with one day remainingsimon yates (orica-scott) got the better of richie porte (bmc) in a two-man sprint to win stage four of the tour de romandie, and become the new overall leader of the race.yates sat on porte’s wheel for the whole final kilometre, ensuring the australian led-out the sprint before coming around his wheel with 100 metres to go to sprint to victory.he leads porte by 19 seconds overall, with just tomorrow’s time-trial remaining.it was a less successful day for yates’ british compatriot chris froome (team sky), however, who was dropped on the day’s final climb and finished behind the group of favourites.on a day which saw the return of sunshine – albeit with the adverse weather of recent days still in evidence through the snow that lay on the roadside – yates engineered his victory with a crafty attack on the stage’s penultimate climb.although froome had marked an attack moments earlier by ilnur zakarin (katusha-alpecin), when yates counter-attacked he was allowed to head up the road on his own.the bury-born rider worked his way through the......

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