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Le Tour – Stage 4

Tour de FranceAbbeville to Rouen

Distance: 214.5 kilometers.

André Greipel took this stage, after getting out maneuvered by Mark Cavendish at the finish of Stage 2. Even though he is a constant threat to win stages, he is over 4 minutes back at 73rd. It is very easy to lose time in the race, but extremely difficult to make it back. You have to break free of the peloton, the main group of riders, to make up time on them. The entire group gets the same time as the first person in the group to cross the finish.

Maarten Tjallingii (Ned-RAB-158) is the latest rider to withdraw, but most other things are generally unchanged.

Yellow Jersey Fabian Cancellara (Sui-RNT-012) [Yellow]
Green Jersey Peter Sagan (Svk-LIQ-057) [Green] 147 points
Polka Dot Jersey Michael Morkov (Den-STB-175) [Polka Dot] 9 points
White Jersey Tejay Van Garderen (USA-BMC-009) 4 [White]

Team: Sky Procycling ( 101-109 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: André Greipel (Ger-LTB-114)
Combative: Arashiro Yukiya (Jpn–EUC – 022 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1. Fabian Cancellara (Sui-RNT-012)
2. Bradley Wiggins (GBr-SKY-101) + 07
3. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra-OPQ-192) +07
4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA-BMC-009) +10
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor-SKY-102) +11
6. Denis Menchov (Rus-KAT-131) +13
7. Cadel Evans (Aus-BMC-001) +17
8. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita-LIQ-051) +18
9. Ryder Hesjedal (Can-GRS=061) +18
10. Andréas Klöden (Ger-RNT-015) +19