Thursday, August 11

Tour de France 2022: stage four – live! | Tour de France

The riders have rolled out from Dunkirk, with thousands of fans lining the coastal road, which heads east before darting south towards Côte de Cassel. It’s worth mentioning that there was a minute’s applause at the start line for the three victims in Sunday evening’s awful shooting in Copenhagen, which is of course where the Tour started this year.

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Bienvenue! After the first three stages in Denmark, the Tour arrives in France at its most northern tip, from the port city of Dunkirk, winding inland and looping back to the coast, to Calais. “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat,” a famous man once said.


From our stage-by-stage guide, here’s what today’s preview has to say.


Stage 4: Dunkirk-Calais, 171.5km


Relatively short, and with a series of short, sharp climbs inland from the Channel coast, this stage will be “nervous”, as the riders put it, although the pattern should be familiar, with an early break of riders from the smaller teams looking to scoop up points on the five ascents. However, the final 25km along exposed roads around Cap Gris Nez could split the field if the wind blows from the north-west.

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Here’s how the GC standings fall, after Monday’s rest day, with the heavy favourite, Tadaj Pogacar, tucked nicely in third position.



  • 1. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo-Visma) 9hrs 01mins 17secs
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  • 2. Yves Lampaert (Bel/Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) +7secs
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  • 3. Tadaj Pogacar (Slo/UAE Team Emirates) +14secs
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  • 4. Mads Pedersen (Den/Trek-Segafredo) +18secs
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  • 5. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned/Alpecin-Fenix) +20secs
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  • 6. Jonas Vingegaard (Den/Jumbo-Visma) +22secs
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  • 7. Primoz Roglic (Slo/Jumbo-Visma) +23secs
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  • 8. Adam Yates (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +30secs
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  • 9. Stefan Kung (Swi/Groupama – FDJ Same time
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  • 10. Tom Pidcock (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) +31secs
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Wout van Aert holds the yellow jersey, after narrowly missing out on winning stages one, two and three. “It’s not funny any more,” Van Aert said on Sunday, after missing out to Dylan Groenewegen in the sprint.


An intriguing day awaits … join me!

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