Giro d'Italia
Stage 4: Chiavari to La Spezia - Stage Details

The ‘Maglia Rosa’ has once again changed hands today, Australian Simon Clarkefinishing second on the fourth stage to claim the overall lead from teammate Michael Matthews.

Clarke will be the third ORICA-GreenEDGE rider to don the pink jersey at this year’s Giro d’Italia, following stints by Matthews and Simon Gerrans.

The 28-year-old finished at the head of a select group, 22seconds behind solo winner Davide Formolo (Cannondale-Garmin). He leads the general classification by ten seconds from teammate Esteban Chaves, who also finished in the small group of overall contenders.

"It's a pretty special moment,” Clarke said. “You could see the emotion on the line.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Davide Formolo (ITA) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team 3:47:59
2 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:22
3 Jonathan Monsalve (VEN) - Southeast Pro Cycling 0:00:22
4 Giovanni Visconti (ITA) - Movistar Team 0:00:22
5 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:22
6 Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:22
7 Amaël Moinard (FRA) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:22
8 Dario Cataldo (ITA) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:22
9 Alberto Contador (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:22
10 Richie Porte (AUS) - Team Sky 0:00:22
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:22
5 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:22
64 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:17:21
114 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:00
129 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:00
134 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:00
137 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:00
146 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:20:00
152 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:15