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Petacchi wins crash-marred 4th stage

Updated: June 16, 2010, 9:19 AM ET
Associated Press

WETTINGEN, Switzerland -- Alessandro Petacchi won the fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Tuesday, after a multi-bike crash took down many riders in a frenzied final sprint.

Tony Martin of Germany retained the overall race lead despite being delayed by the spill at the end of the 119-mile ride from Schwarzenburg to Wettingen.

Organizers blamed the crash on British rider Mark Cavendish. The race jury gave Cavendish a 30-second penalty for a "dangerous" move out of his line during ...

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