CAMBRIA, San Luis Obispo County (CBS / AP) — Will Routley of Canada surprised the favored sprinters by winning stage 4 of the Tour of California on Wednesday, and Bradley Wiggins of Britain retained his race lead for the third day.

Routley (Optun-Kelly Benefit), a former national titlist who was part a six-rider, early race breakaway, completed the 102.6-mile Monterey to Cambria road race in 3 hours, 48 minutes, 37 seconds.

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American Gregory Daniel (Bissell Development) was second and Kevin De Mesmaeker (Team Novo Nordisk) of Belgium was third.

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Wiggins (Sky) finished 77 seconds behind the stage winner. He increased his lead to 28 seconds over Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) of Australia.

The fourth stage took the field along the Pacific Coast. The leaders broke from the field early and maintained their advantage throughout the day.

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