Castano takes Catalonia lead with Stage 4 win

Updated: May 18, 2006, 12:26 PM ET

VALLNORD-ARCALIS, Andorra -- Spaniard Carlos Castano seized the overall lead in the Tour of Catalonia on Thursday after a decisive win on the summit finish of Vallnord-Arcalis.

The Kaiku rider broke away from the main group on the final climb of stage four, which began in Perafort in Spain, to catch and pass Frenchman Christophe Moreau.

Moreau was second and Colombian Santiago Botero took third place.

The Tour of Catalonia finishes on Sunday in Barcelona.