The fourth stage in the Tour should also be right up the alley of the sprinters. A short and fast stage takes the riders from Redon to Fougères. Will it be three in a row for Alpecin-Fenix ​​or can escapees surprise the peloton? Follow it all on this page.

  1. 13:111 pm 11. Peter has had a good night. He does suffer from the deep abrasions. If he feels good during the stage, he will join the sprint today. Update Bora-Hansgrohe on Peter Sagan.
  2. 13:09“Mummy” Roglic laughs: “But the situation is not good”. 13 o’clock 09.
  3. 12:5312 noon 53. Roglic isn’t feeling well. He is in a lot of pain, is completely open from head to toe. It was a hard blow and you feel it all over your body. For us, this is a dramatic start to the Tour, which we have been looking forward to for months. Merijn Zeeman (team leader Jumbo-Visma).
  4. 12:4412 o’clock 44. We’ve seen statements and symbolic actions like this before, but it doesn’t change anything. It makes people yawn more than it wakes someone up. Jan Bakelants (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert).
  5. 12:4312 o’clock 43. Bakelants: “Statement does not change”.

    Bakelants: “Statement will not change”

  6. 12:3612h 36. The riders think it is very important to show respect to the cycling fans. That is why they will also race today. But in return, they want respect in return. Respect for their safety. Riders’ union CPA.
  7. 12:3412 noon 34. No strike, but dialogue. The riders have decided to race normally today, although they do ask through the CPA riders’ union to enter into a dialogue with the UCI and the organizations to reconsider the “3-kilometer rule”. Yesterday the riders had asked during the race to take the time earlier in the final, so that there would be less dangerous situations. This was eventually rejected by the organization. .
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  9. 11:3911 a.m. 39. What kind of protest do we get? Mixed signals continue to come in from France. The members of the Riders Union would have decided to strike, but that is certainly not the entire peloton. Staf Scheirlinckx, of the BCPA cyclists’ union, informs our editors that the riders will stop for 1 minute at the start and then start slowly, but that it is certainly not the intention to ride 50 kilometers at a snail’s pace. .
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  11. 11:1111 am 11. Strike? In the meantime, all kinds of reports are reaching us that the riders are planning a strike after yesterday’s conditions. The first 50 kilometers would be completed in a column, after which the riders would do a short protest. The last 100 kilometers would then be normal again. For now, it remains a rumor. .
  12. 10:4810 hours 48. Today for Philipsen? Alpecin-Fenix ​​was able to score 2 days in a row, with Van der Poel and Merlier. Today it might be 3 out of 3, maybe with a 3rd rider. Will the team favor Jasper Philipsen on the slightly more slippery finish? “I am not a lead-out man and I hope that I can also sprint in this Tour,” Philipsen said last night. “It is understandable and right that Jasper is a bit frustrated,” says sports director Christoph Roodhooft. “It’s a shame for him, but we make a choice every day and on Monday Tim was chosen to sprint.” .
  13. 09:0409h04. Short drive to save time trialists. Tomorrow the classification men have an important appointment with the 27 km time trial to Laval. That is why the organization has planned a shorter ride today: 150 km. .
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