Tour de France 2022 standings: Who is leading the race after stage four?

Who is on the top step at the 109th edition of the race?

Wout Van Aert Tour de France
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Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) produced a solo victory on stage four of the Tour de France to ensure he will continue to wear the yellow jersey for tomorrow's race from Lille to Wallers-Arenberg. 

After three consecutive days of finishing second, the Belgian decided to create his own luck and attacked with 11km remaining, on the final climb of the day. This decision proved an inspired one, as no other rider could match the pace he set.

Consequently, the Jumbo-Visma rider's lead over Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) on GC has grown even further, to 25 seconds. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) is now 32 seconds behind Van Aert as well, and will undoubtedly do everything in his power to reduce that deficit in the coming days. 

Van Aert's impressive victory also seems him further extend his lead in the points classification, too. He is currently 61 points ahead of second-placed Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl), who will consequently continue to wear the green jersey while Van Aert maintains yellow. 

Van Aert also leads the points classification, although Jakobsen continues to wear the green jersey while the Belgian dresses in yellow.   

Magnus Cort (EF Education-EasyPost) took five of the six mountains classification points to ensure he will hold onto the polka-dot jersey for stage five. Wout Van Aert is the only other rider to score points in the classification. 

Meanwhile, two-time Tour de France champion Pogačar kept hold of the white jersey as the best-placed young rider after stage four. Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) currently trails the Slovenian by 17 seconds.

Tour de France 2022 stage four results: Dunkirk to Calais (171.5km)

1. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, in 4-01-36
2. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck, at 8s
3. Christopher Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma, at same time
4. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
5. Peter Sagan (Svk) TotalEnergies
6. Luca Mozzato (Ita) B&B Hotels-KTM
7. Danny van Poppel (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
8. Hugo Hofstetter (Fra) Arkéa Samsic
9. Michael Matthews (Aus) BikeExchange-Jayco
10. Benjamin Thomas (Fra) Cofidis

Tour de France 2022 standings: General Classification after stage four

1. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, in 13-02-43
2. Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, at 25s
3. Tadej Pogačar (Svn) UAE Team Emirates, at 32s
4. Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo, at 36s
5. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Deceuninck, at 38s
6. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma, at 40s
7. Primož Roglič (Svn) Jumbo-Visma, at 41s
8. Adam Yates (Gbr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 48s
9. Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ, at 48s
10. Tom Pidcock (Gbr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 49s

Tour de France 2022: Green jersey after stage four

1. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, 170pts
2. Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, 109pts
3. Peter Sagan (Slo) TotalEnergies, 80pts
4. Christophe Laporte (Fra) Jumbo-Visma, 66pts
5. Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Deceuninck, 66pts

Tour de France 2022: Mountains jersey after stage four

1. Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) EF Education-EasyPost, 11pts
2. Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, 1pt

Tour de France 2022: Young rider jersey after stage four

1. Tadej Pogačar (Svn) UAE Team Emirates, in 13-03-15
2. Tom Pidcock (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 17s
3. Florian Vermeersch (Bel) Lotto Soudal, at 26s
4. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates, at 36s
5. Kevin Geniets (Ned) Groupama-FDJ, at 51s

Tour de France 2022: Teams classification after stage four

1. Jumbo Visma, in 39-09-52
2. Ineos Grenadiers, at 29s
3. Trek-Segafredo, at 45s
4. Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, at 50s
5. Bora-Hansgrohe, at 1-05

Classifications at the Tour de France

Key riders at the Tour de France will be eyeing up a selection of brightly coloured jerseys. Namely, a yellow one (the General Classification leader), a spotty one (the King of the mountains), a green one (leading sprinter) and a white one (best young rider).

The yellow jersey is worn by the rider who has completed all of the stages - so far - in the shortest period of time. Therefore, after stage one, the winner will pull in the yellow jersey for stage two - but it's quite likely to change hands after that.

The King of the Mountains (KoM) will be picking up 'points' awarded at the top of key climbs - the number of points changes depending upon the classification of the climb. On HC climbs, first over the line gets 20 points, 1st Cat climbs it's 10, 3rd it's two, and 4th cat climbs earn just one point.

The Henri Desgrange and Jacques Godet prizes are awarded to the first rider over the race’s highest point (in 2022, that's Port d’Envalira on stage 15)  and the Col du Tourmalet (stage 18 in 2022) respectively. These are prizes of €5,000 and carry no extra points for the KoM jersey.

Points for the green jersey are awarded at the end of each stage and at the intermediate sprints. Race organisers ASO classify stages as either flat, hilly or mountainous and this impacts the points awarded, with more on offer for the flat stages to favour the sprinters. 

On flat stages, the winner gets 50 points. On hilly stages, it's 30, whilst on mountain stages, it's 20. There are also points for intermediate sprints, with the first-placed rider scooping up a further 20. 

In 2022, the young rider classification is open to riders born after January 1, 1997. The highest placed rider on GC wears the white jersey.

Finally, the team classification is calculated by adding the times of the three best riders on each team on every stage, and the leading team have the honour of wearing yellow race numbers.

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Tom Thewlis
Tom Thewlis

Tom is a Digital News and Features Writer at Cycling Weekly. 

Before joining the Cycling Weekly team, he worked at Oxford Brookes University, most recently in the Internal Communications team. An avid cycling follower with a keen interest in racing, he previously featured on cycling blog, Casquettes and Bidons.