New Zealand’s Joe Cooper (Avanti Racing) won Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Gippsland solo from Tim Roe (Budget Forklifts) and Cameron Bayly (Health.com.au/Search2retain). Cooper now leads the Tour by 1 second to Roe. During the stage, a large crash happened after 23 kilometres of racing before riders hit the major climb of the day. A breakaway group rode away on the climb and stayed away until the finish in Port Albert. The Tour continues on Saturday with a road race from Paynesville to Metung.