Tour de France 2011: Stage four preview

Date: Tuesday, July 5 2011
From/to: Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne
Distance: 172.5km
Type: Hilly with uphill finish

Impact on jerseys
Yellow 3/5
Green 2/5
Polka dot 3/5

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If the touch paper isn’t lit on the opening day of the Tour, expect fireworks on stage four, which finishes up the third category Mûr-de-Bretagne.

The puncheur-perfect route, which is up-and-down all the day, initially heads north, before twisting back along the rolling roads in central Brittany.

The question is; will any of the favourites take a flyer on the steep run-in to the finish?

Stage 4 profile, Tour de France 2011

Stage 4 map, Tour de France 2011

Tour de France 2011: Related links

Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index

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