Jumbo-Visma's infernal pace thwarts both Alaphilippe and Yates on Tour de France stage four

The Dutch team set a high tempo to set things up for Primož Roglič to sprint for the stage win and gain valuable bonus seconds

Sepp Kuss leads on stage four of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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At the start of stage four, Julian Alaphilippe had his eye on a second stage win while Adam Yates would have been dreaming of taking the yellow jersey off the Frenchman's shoulders at the 2020 Tour de France, yet both came away empty-handed.

Both were stung by the pace of the yellow worker bees of the Jumbo-Visma squad, who set an infernal pace up the climb to the summit finish in order to thwart any attacks, setting things up for Primož Roglič to sprint to victory and gain valuable bonus seconds on GC.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

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