Tyler Farrar won the fourth stage of the Tour of California in a mass sprint Wednesday and Colombia's Janier Acevedo topped the overall standings for the third day.
Farrar, the Garmin-Sharp rider from Wenatchee, Wash., completed the 83.6-mile stage from Santa Clarita to Santa Barbara in 3 hours, 14 minutes, 9 seconds.
U.S. Criterium champion Ken Hanson of Optum/Kelly Benefit was second, about a bike-length behind.
Belgium's Gianni Meersman, riding for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, was third.
Acevdeo, riding for Jamis-Hagens Berman, finished in the main field to retain a 12-second lead over American Tejay van Garderen of BMC. Acevdeo won the second stage.
Van Garderen also finished in the main pack. American Philip Deignan of UnitedHealthcare was third overall, 27 seconds back with four stages remaining.