Tour Stage Four: Because not every day can have hills

The Chateau de Suscinio, Sarzeau

Le Baule - Sarzeau (195km) On Stage Four Did everyone enjoy stage three? Happy that we’ve got some bigger time gaps on general classification and the race is starting to take shape? Everyone excited to be heading towards Brittany and two days of hilly, classics style riding for stages five and six? Fun first week all round? Great. Stage four, though… stage four doesn’t have much going on. There’s a hill. Sort of. Saint Jean of the Pottery may be worthy of canonisation but she doesn’t have anything on Saint Gottard when it comes having big mountain passes named after you. There’ll be a point for the KoM competition but it won’t be enough to stop the bunch sprint that we’re all expecting. The weather continues to be fair, which has made a tough first week marginally safer and should continue to do so on Tuesday. For once, the race ...

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