Lutsenko wins on dramatic day in Tirreno-Adriatico despite crashing twice
Alexey Lutsenko produced a brave performance to win Stage 4 of Tirreno Adriatico despite crashing twice in the final 20 kilometers.
Lutsenko launched a solo attack on a day punctuated by falls on the treacherous descending sections, but had his lead cut when he misjudged a corner.
And the Kazakh rider went down again going into the run-in, denying his chances of staying away for the duration.
But the 26-year-old had other ideas, launching into a sprint and holding on to take an emotional victory.
Adam Yates finished third to protect his overall lead in the race.
Speaking after the stage, he said: "The strongest guy won in the end, fair play to him."