Cycling: Froome takes Tirreno fourth stage and closes on lead

Britain's Tour de France runner-up Chris Froome won the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday to close in on the leader's blue jersey.

Poland's Michal Kwiatowski took fourth on the bumpy 173km run from Narni to Prati di Tivo to take charge of the general classification.

He finished 13sec behind Froome and now leads the Sky man by 4sec overall.

Italians Mauro Santambrogio and Vincenzo Nibali took second and third on the stage, the latter moving up to third overall at 16sec.