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Matthews wins another stage win at Tour of Utah

August 10, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Australia’s Michael Matthews raced to his second stage victory in the Tour of Utah on Friday, sprinting uphill to edge Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet at the finish line.

Matthews, riding for Orica GreenEdge, also won the second stage.

Van Avermaet, riding for BMC, finished second for the third straight stage after winning the first leg. Belgium’s Jasper Stuyven, riding for Bontrager Devo, was third.

Australia’s Lachlan Morton, the Garmin-Sharp rider who won the third stage Thursday, remained atop the overall standings — 19 seconds ahead of Van Avermaet. American Lucas Euser, riding for UnitedHealthcare, remained third — 40 seconds back.

The fifth stage Saturday is a 182-kilometer (113.5-mile) ride from Snowbasin Ski Resort outside Ogden to Snowbird Ski Resort outside Salt Lake City. The race will end Sunday.

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