Primož Roglič proves strongest with mountain victory on stage four of Tour de France 2020

The favourite for the yellow jersey secured his position with an effortless performance on the first mountain finish

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Primož Roglič secured his position as the favourite for the yellow jersey in the 2020 Tour de France, with an effortless victory on the first summit finish of the race.

The final climb to Orciéres-Merlette was the first real mountain test of this year's edition, but all the overall contenders were equal to the task with no major time splits by the line.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.