TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 4: FLAT STAGE
150 km / 1447m
REDON > FOUGÈRES
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STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 21 (July 18)
Tadej Pogacar (SLO)
82h 56’ 36”
UAE Team Emirates
Jonas Vingegaard (DEN)
83h 01” 56”
00h 05' 20"
Richard Carapaz (ECU)
83h 03’ 39”
00h 07’ 03”
UAE Team Emirates
Official post-race summary for Stage 4 (June 29):
Stage 4: “Mark Cavendish claimed his 31st stage victory at the Tour de France, three down fromrecord holder Eddy Merckx, five years after the last one and six years after he already imposed himself at Fougères. Nacer Bouhanni and Jasper Philipsen rounded out the podium in this bunch sprint finish. Mathieu van der Poel completes the four days of the race in Brittany with the Maillot Jaune ahead of the first individual time trial.”
177 riders took the start of stage 4 in Redon. One non-starter: Caleb Ewan. His team-mate Brent Van Moer (Lotto-Soudal) was first to attack at km 10. Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis) reacted to make it a leading duo that got the green light of the peloton. Their maximum advantage was 2’50’’ at km 38. Taking over from Deceuninck-Quick Step, Kristian Sbaragli set the pace for a long time in the name of the Alpecin-Fenix team of race leader Mathieu van der Poel. In the second half of the race, Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ) helped stabilizing the time gap around 2’.
Van Moer takes the intermediate sprint
Van Moer outsprinted Périchon at the intermediate sprint in Vitré (km 114) on the same line where the Route Adélie comes to an end every year. The peloton was only 1’20’’ behind. With 15km to go, the difference was down to 30’’ as Ineos Grenadiers sped up after taking over from the sprinters teams. Van Moer rode away solo 14km before the end and gave it all to try and fend off the peloton. The Belgian rider increased his lead to 1’ under the banner of the 10km to go.
At the eleventh hour
Van Moer got reeled in with 150 metres to go. It looked like Philipsen was going to make it three in a row for Alpecin-Fenix but Cavendish came out of the box at the very end to write his fairy tale in Fougères, the place where he already won in 2015. He was the last rider selected by Deceuninck-Quick Step as a substitute to last year’s green jersey winner Sam Bennett. Cavendish, 36, is also back in the green jersey he won in 2011 while van der Poel retains the Maillot Jaune.” letour.fr - Stage 4
There are no climbs in today’s stage.
STAGE 4 DETAILS AND STATISTICS
Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 4.
- Distance: 150 kilometers
- Altitude gained: 1,447 meters
- Percentage Grade:
- 48% flat or descent
- 49% 0-5%
- 3% 5-10%
- 500 meters 6.1%
- 1 Kilometer 4.7%
- Highest Point on the Route: 182 meters
- Lowest Point on the Route: 4 meters
COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 4:
“This journey through Argoat, the beautiful inland Brittany entirely set in the Gallo country and going from one side to the other of the Ille-et-Vilaine area is another fine opportunity for the sprinters. Unless if audacious riders make the best of the hilly forest roads or windy conditions on the few unsheltered uplands to remain clear of the hungry pack” (Tour de France Stage 4).
THERE ARE NO CATEGORIZED CLIMBS ON STAGE 4 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE