Garner finishes stage four of Women's Tour on podium

10 May 2014 / 16:09

Great Britain’s Lucy Garner continues to impress at the Women’s Tour, finishing third in a sprint finish on stage four to move up to seventh in the general classification.

While Laura Trott recovered in time from her crash in stage three to take her place at the start, Great Britain’s squad was one lighter with Emily Kay forced to withdraw from the race following a heavy clash on stage two.

However Garner more than made up for that disappointment, finishing on the podium to maintain her record of crossing the line in the top ten of every stage in some style.

With one stage left Garner is 37 seconds behind world champion and leader Marianne Vos, who claimed her second consecutive stage victory.

"I’m really happy with that, I felt like I had quite a strong sprint at the end," 19-year-old Garner said.

"There was a bit of carnage at the last corner. Marianne and [Georgina] Bronzini managed to get through then there was a group of us who were thinking ‘it’s tighter than we thought’.”

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