Farrar wins Stage 4 in Santa Barbara finish

Amgen Tour of California Stage 4

Tyler Farrar, center, Ken Hanson, left, and Gianni Meersman, right, finished 1-2-3 in Wednesday’s Stage 4, which began in Santa Clarita and finished in Santa Barbara 83.6 miles later.

The Amgen Tour of California swept into Santa Barbara on Wednesday as Stage 4 came to an end along the Pacific Ocean with American Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Sharp holding off the pack for the victory.

Farrar edged Ken Hanson and Gianni Meersman to win the 83.6-mile stage that had begun in Santa Clarita.

Janier Acevedo holds the yellow jersey as the overall leader.

The Tour of California resumes on Thursday with the start of Stage 5 in Santa Barbara and ends in Avila Beach.

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Amgen Tour of California - Santa Barbara

American Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Sharp wins Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California on Wednesday on Cabrillo Blvd. in Santa Barbara. Hundreds of spectators lined the final stretch to see the professional cyclists stream into town.