Wednesday July 4th, 2012

Stage 4Abbeville / Rouen

Start 12h25 GMT 2+

Wherever the wind takes them...

Sporting stakes04.07.2012Stage 4- Abbeville / Rouen

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 the coast and here the wind could influence how the race is ridden. Don't be surprised if we see some candidates for the overall title try some tricks to surprise some rivals. BMC, for example, has exactly the means at its disposal to try something cunning and mount an attack to catch other teams off guard.
But now tht he's developed an appetite for the green jersey, we can expect to see Sagan and his mates in the mix even on a flat stage.
The arrival, however, begs for a sprint finish so let's remember the powers of Cavendish, Greipel and Goss...

Stage 4 Abbeville / Abbeville

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