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Soloist wins Swiss stage, home hero in yellow



Denmark's Christopher Juul Jensen gave the Mitchelton Scott team yet another reason to smile on Tuesday by clinching a solo win by just a few seconds on the 4th stage of the Tour de Suisse after a long-range breakaway.

The Australian team had a very successful Giro d'Italia in May with Simon Yates wearing the pink jersey for 13 days and the team winning five stages, with Juul Jensen part of their eight-man team.

Juul Jensen had been part of a larger break, but dropped them from 15km out, and held his nerve as the pack homed in on him to clinch a rare victory.

Sunweb's Australian puncher Michael Matthews won the bunch sprint for second and Belgium's Yves Lampaert of Quick-Step was third at the end of a rainy 189km rolling run.

The results leaves Swiss time-trial champion Stefan Kung, who broke his jaw in a fall six weeks ago, in the race leader's yellow jersey after four stages after his BMC team won the opening team time-trial earlier in the week.

Thursday's stage takes the peloton up three steep climbs and through a series of chic ski resorts culminating in a summit finish at Leukerbad.

STAGE 4 RESULTS

1. Christopher Juul-Jensen Mitchelton - Scott 4:35:56 (DEN)
2. Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb +8
3. Yves Lampaert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors "
4. Peter Sagan (SVK) BORA - hansgrohe "
5. Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain - Merida "
6. Magnus Cort (DEN) Astana Pro Team "
7. Enrico Battaglin (ITA) Team LottoNL - Jumbo "
8. Michael Albasini (SUI) Mitchelton - Scott "
9. Bjorg Lambrecht (BEL) Lotto - Soudal "
10. José Gonçalves (POR) Team Katusha - Alpecin "
11. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team "
12. Maxime Monfort (BEL) Lotto - Soudal "
13. Pavel Sivakov (RUS) Team Sky "
14. Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb "
15. Cyril Gautier (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale "
16. José Joaquín Rojas (ESP) Movistar Team "
17. Jasper Stuyven (BEL) Trek - Segafredo "
18. Diego Ulissi (ITA) UAE Team Emirates "
19. Nans Peters (FRA) AG2R La Mondiale "
20. Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton - Scott "

OVERALL STANDINGS

1. Stefan Küng (SUI) BMC Racing Team 13:26:19
2. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team +3
3. Richie Porte (AUS) BMC Racing Team "
4. Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team "
5. Peter Sagan (SVK) BORA - hansgrohe +16
6. Michael Matthews (AUS) Team Sunweb +17
7. Wilco Kelderman (NED) Team Sunweb +23
8. Sam Oomen (NED) Team Sunweb "
9. Gregor Mühlberger (AUT) BORA - hansgrohe +30
10. Enric Mas (ESP) Quick-Step Floors "
11. Patrick Konrad (AUT) BORA - hansgrohe "
12. Jack Haig (AUS) Mitchelton - Scott +32
13. Søren Kragh (DEN) Team Sunweb +33
14. Nairo Quintana (COL) Movistar Team +36
15. Mikel Landa (ESP) Movistar Team "
16. Andrey Amador (CRC) Movistar Team "
17. Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Bahrain - Merida +39
18. Mark Padun (UKR) Bahrain - Merida "
19. Ion Izagirre (ESP) Bahrain - Merida "
20. Arthur Vichot (FRA) Groupama - FDJ +48



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