Wednesday July 4th, 2012

Stage 4Abbeville / Rouen

Start 12h25 GMT 2+

Key moments

video04.07.2012 in 23:00Summary of the race


Summary of the race

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Stage summary04.07.2012 in 18:01Greipel finishes off a wonderful team effort

Once the escape of the day go reached an advantage of almost nine minutes the Lotto-Belisol team moved up to the front of the peloton and began to consider the sprint that was expected in Rouen. Although it was the fourth longest stage of the 2012 Tour de France, from Abbeville to Rouen, the real action came in the final three kilometers. That's when the jostling for position started in earnest and the lead-out trains started to form. Up near the head of the peloton, however, a touch of...

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video04.07.2012 in 16:00Interview - Stage Winner


Interview - Stage Winner

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interview04.07.2012 in 19:00Yukiya Arashiro: I did not want to wait

As soon as the flag dropped to signal the start of the stage, Europcar's Japanese rider Yukiya Arashiro went on the attack. His group of three was caught after 206km in the lead but he earned the 'Fighting Spirit' award for his effort.

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interview04.07.2012 in 18:54Peter Sagan: No one wants to see accidents

The accident near the finish left the leader of the points classification without his key lead-out man Daniel Oss but Peter Sagan still managed to get fifth place in the sprint in Rouen.

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interview04.07.2012 in 18:44Cancellara: I'm lucky and happy

He wasn't in contention for the stage win but Fabian Cancellara is already looking forward to his 26th day in the yellow jersey. Before he knew this was possible, however, he had to survive the fourth stage of the 2012 Tour...

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interview04.07.2012 in 18:30Greipel: I love my job

The finish of the fourth stage of the 2012 Tour was marred by a crash with 2.6km to go but it didn't change the attitude of the winner. When he was told, «It is a very dangerous job», he smiled and said: «But I love my job.» He explains his emotions after his second win in this race...

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video04.07.2012 in 11:45Analysis of the stage


Analysis of the stage

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Sporting stakes04.07.2012 in 11:30Wherever the wind takes them...

It never takes like for the action to spark up and for the stages to be highly animated at the Tour de France. Peter Sagan continued his showmanship in Boulogne but he's not yet finished as he's decided that it's now possible to win the green jersey. He was the force at the end of a stage marred by crashes and affected by nervousness and the peloton could once again be stirred up in the race from Abbeville to Rouen even if the fourth stage is devoid of climbs.
The first stanza is along...

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video04.07.2012 in 10:30The day's route


The day's route

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Jersey wearers after the stage 20

Classifications after the stage 20


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