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Last Updated: Friday, 2 September 2005, 16:58 GMT 17:58 UK
King Winn takes Mountain crown
Julian Winn
Winn will compete at the Commonwealth Games
Julian Winn secured the Tour of Britain's King of the Mountains title after claiming the points needed after Friday's fourth stage.

"To get a jersey in a major tour and in a home tour is a major achievement," said the 32-year-old Welshman.

Russia's Sergei Ivanov of T-Mobile beat Scotland's Evan Oliphant in a sprint to the line, to take the stage between Buxton and Nottingham.

Quick Step rider Nick Nuyens, of Belgium, retained the yellow jersey.

Winn was part of a four-rider breakaway which included his biggest threat Ryan Cox, Olympic silver-medallist Paul Manning of recycling.co.uk and Kazuo Inoue of the all-Japanese Bridgestone Anchor team.

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"It was in my favour - we spoke about it last night in the team meeting and the ideal scenario was for a group to go up the road and take the points while I kept on the wheel of my nearest challenger," said Winn.

Meanwhile, Oliphant, 23, was in sight of a stage victory towards the climax, but could not shake off Ivanov.

Both were part of the peloton that caught the breakaway riders.

"I came here wanting a good result and when there was a breakaway I thought I had a chance," said Oliphant, who has needed treatment on a shoulder injury since falling on Blackpool Promenade at the end of stage two.

"I was suffering yesterday and had to get physio and I was suffering today to be honest."


Stage four leading positions:
1 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) T-Mobile 4hrs 24mins 17sec
2 Evan Oliphant (Gbr) Scotland
3 Kazuo Inoue (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
4 Paul Manning (Gbr) Recycling.co.uk/Litespeed
5 Luca Paolini (Ita) QuickStep - Innergetic at 10.06
6 Mark Cavendish (Gbr) Great Britain
7 Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) Bridgestone Anchor
8 Nick Nuyens (Bel) QuickStep - Innergetic
9 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC
10 Javier Cherro Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana

Leading overall positions:
1 Nick Nuyens (Bel) QuickStep - Innergetic 17hrs 28mins 44secs
2 Michael Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC at 0.07
3 Javier Cherro Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana at 0.10
4 Bert de Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet Colnago at 0.16
5 Phil Zajicek (USA) Naviagators Insurance at 0.19
6 Ben Day (Aus) MrBookmaker.com
7 Frederick Veuchelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques at 0.22
8 Yanto Barker (Gbr) DFL Driving Force Logistics at 1.03
9 Michael Rogers (Aus) QuickStep - Innergetic at 1.04
10 Erwin Thijs (Bel) MrBookmaker.com - Sports Tech at 1.05



SEE ALSO
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