Wellens wins Giro d'Italia fourth stage

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Caltagirone (Italy) (AFP)

Belgian rider Tim Wellens won the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, the first on Italian soil in this year's race.

Wellens won a sprint finish ahead of Canadian Michael Woods and Italy's Enrico Battaglin following the 202km ride between Catania and Caltagirone in Sicily.

Australian Rohan Dennis retained the overall leader's pink jersey after the first of three days on the Mediterranean island.

Britain's four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome lost up to 20 seconds on his rivals on the final climb.