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Valjavec takes Swiss tour lead

AG2R's Tadej Valjavec
Valjavec has a two-second lead over Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck

Denmark's Matti Breschel won the fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland as Tadej Valjavec took the overall lead.

Saxo Bank rider Breschel formed part of a 26-man break, holding off the challenge of Kazakh Maxim Iglinskiy at the finishing line.

AG2R's Valjavec finished third in the 195km stage from Biasca to Stafa, clinching a four-second time bonus.

The Slovenian snatched the lead from overnight leader Fabian Cancellara, who finished over a minute behind Breschel.

Valjavec has a two-second lead over Saxo Bank's Andy Schleck going into Wednesday's 202km fifth stage from Stafa to Serfaus, which features two major climbs.

Luxembourger Schleck finished Tuesday's stage in sixth place.



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