'I thought I should go back, but that would look stupid': Guillaume Van Keirsbulck's 190km solo break

Belgian rider talks about his long solo breakaway effort

Guillaume Van Keirsbulck escapes solo on stage four of the Tour de France

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Here’s a question: what would you do if you attacked from the gun on a 207km Tour de France stage and the peloton let you go — on your own?

That was the situation Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) found himself in during today’s fourth stage from Mondorf-les-Bains to Vittel. He admits the thought of a day spent alone battling a cross-headwind on tough, rolling roads wasn’t exactly the plan, but there was no going back once he found himself out front.

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