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Le Tour 100 – Stage 4

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Distance: 25 kilometers.

Stage four is the team time trials. The time awarded is that of the fifth rider on the team to cross the finish line.

With 72 of the riders trailing the leader by a second, expect some major changes in the standings after this stage. Sky does extremely well at team time trials, and RadioShack-Leopard only has a one second lead over the other teams.

Orica-GreenEdge took it and have a three second lead over Sky. This handed the Yellow to Simon Gerrans.

There is no stage winner or Combative awarded for this stage.

Yellow Jersey Simon Gerrans ( Aus – OGE – 181 ) [Yellow] 12h 47′ 24″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – CAN – 011 ) [Green] 74 points
Polka Dot Jersey Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 051 ) [Polka Dot] 10 points
White Jersey Michal Kwiatkowski ( Pol – OPQ – 153 ) 4 [White]

Team: Orica-GreenEdge ( OGE – 181-189 ) [Yellow numbers]

Team Standings.

1 Orica Greenedge OGE
2 Sky SKY + 00′ 03″
3 Saxo Bank Tinkoff TST + 00′ 09″
4 Garmin-Sharp GRS + 00′ 17″
5 Movistar Team MOV + 00′ 20″
6 Lampre – Merida LAM + 00′ 25″
7 BMC BMC + 00′ 26″
8 RadioShack – Leopard RLT + 00′ 28″
9 Katusha KAT + 00′ 28″
10 Vacansoleil-DCM VCD + 00′ 33″
11 Belkin BEL + 00′ 37″
12 FDJ FDJ + 00′ 42″
13 Astana AST + 00′ 56″
14 AG2R La Mondiale ALM + 01′ 04″
15 Sojasun SOJ + 01′ 10″
16 Europcar EUC + 01′ 13″
17 Cofidis, Solutions Credits COF + 01′ 20″
18 Euskaltel – Euskadi EUS + 01′ 24″
19 Cannondale CAN + 01′ 57″
20 Lotto – Belisol LTB + 13′ 00″
21 Omega Pharma – Quick Step OPQ + 17′ 35″
22 Argos – Shimano ARG + 53′ 30″

Top Ten:

1 Simon Gerrans ( Aus – OGE – 181 )
2 Daryl Impey ( RSA – OGE – 185 ) + 00′ 00″
3 Michael Albasini ( Sui – OGE – 182 ) + 00′ 00″
4 Michal Kwiatkowski ( Pol – OPQ – 153 ) + 00′ 01″
5 Sylvain Chavanel ( Fra – OPQ – 152 ) + 00′ 01″
6 Edvald Boasson Hagen ( Nor – SKY – 002 ) + 00′ 03″
7 Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 ) + 00′ 03″
8 Richie Porte ( Aus – SKY – 006 ) + 00′ 03″
9 Nicolas Roche ( Irl – TST – 097 ) + 00′ 09″
10 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TST – 094 ) + 00′ 09″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Michael Rogers ( Aus – TST – 098 ) + 00′ 09″
12 Alberto Contador ( Esp – TST – 091 ) + 00′ 09″
13 David Millar ( GB – GRS – 176 ) + 00′ 17″
14 Jurgen Van Den Broeck ( Bel – LTB – 021 ) + 00′ 17″
15 Adam Hansen ( Aus – LTB – 025 ) + 00′ 17″
16 Ryder Hesjedal ( Can – GRS – 171 ) + 00′ 17″
17 Christian Vande Velde ( USA – GRS – 179 ) + 00′ 17″
18 Andrew Talansky ( USA – GRS – 178 ) + 00′ 17″
19 Daniel Martin ( Irl – GRS – 175 ) + 00′ 17″
20 Thomas Danielson ( USA – GRS – 173 ) + 00′ 17″
21 Alejandro Valverde ( Esp – MOV – 121 ) + 00′ 20″
22 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( Col – MOV – 128 ) + 00′ 20″
23 Andrey Amador ( CR – MOV – 122 ) + 00′ 20″
24 Rui Alberto Costa ( Por – MOV – 124 ) + 00′ 20″
25 Damiano Cunego ( Ita – LAM – 141 ) + 00′ 25″
26 Przemyslaw Niemiec ( Pol – LAM – 148 ) + 00′ 25″
27 José Serpa ( Col – LAM – 149 ) + 00′ 25″
28 Cadel Evans ( Aus – BMC – 031 ) + 00′ 26″
29 Philippe Gilbert ( Bel – BMC – 034 ) + 00′ 26″
30 Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – BMC – 039 ) + 00′ 26″

The missing rider is Edward King ( USA – CAN – 014 ) and they haven’t decided what his status is, but he is not in the standings as of this moment.

Update: the officials have ruled that Ted King was 7 seconds outside the maximum allowable time. The officials weren’t interested in the fact that he was riding injured after the mess they caused at the finish of the first stage.

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