Tour of Poland: Ben Swift misses out on top-10 finish

Ben Swift

Britain's Ben Swift narrowly missed out on a second top-10 place in the Tour of Poland, coming 12th in a sprint finish on stage four.

The Team Sky rider made an early burst for the line on the 231.5km-stage from Tarnow to Katowice but was caught by his rivals in the final few metres.

BMC's Taylor Phinney took the stage while Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) maintained his overall lead.

Swift's team-mate Sergio Henao lies second, four seconds behind Majka.

Team Sky's Sir Bradley Wiggins remains in 49th position on his return to action following injury.

Stage four results:

1. Taylor Phinney (US/ BMC Racing) 5hrs 40mins 17secs

2. Steele Von Hoff (Aus / Garmin) at same time

3. Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr / AG2R) at same time

4. Aidis Kruopis (Ltu / Orica) at same time

5. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA / Argos) at same time

Selected others:

12. Ben Swift (GB / Team Sky) at same time

110. Bradley Wiggins (GB / Team Sky) at same time

Overall standings:

1. Rafal Majka (Pol/ Saxo - Tinkoff) 21hrs 55mins 02secs

2. Sergio Henao (Col / Team Sky) +4secs

3. Christophe Riblon (Fra / AG2R) +6

4. Pieter Weening (Ned / Orica) +7

5. Jon Izagirre (Spa / Euskaltel) +9

Selected others:

49. Bradley Wiggins (GB/ Team Sky) +23mins 43secs

87. Ben Swift (GB/ Team Sky) +45.06

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