SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) _ Denmark's Bo Hamburger easily won the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race after a late sprint Wednesday allowed him to pull away from Italian Rinaldo Nocentini.

Hamburger and Nocentini had a lead over the pack 2 1/2 miles from the finishing line, but Hamburger broke away in the final half-mile.

The Dane finished the 111-mile course between Trevoux and Saint-Etienne in 4 hours, 28 minutes, 35 seconds.

France's Laurent Brochard maintained the tour lead by 10 seconds over Andreas Kloden of Germany and 12 over American Frankie Andreu.