Nothing is going to stop a royal bunched sprint on the 1.5-km final straight in Nancy. At the beginning of the Tour, the hierarchy concerning the sprinters isn’t yet established. And with so many big names missing from the race, prepare for a really tense day.
Tour de France 2019: Stage 4
After the brutal hills on Monday, Tuesday brings some relief. Just two category four climbs on this trek, but they are scattered over the course and all builds up to a sprint finish – perfectly set for whoever is willing to take risks.
Profile: A real sprinters’ day on the road into Nancy.
We’re going to stick our necks out here and back Peter Sagan to come good. He was pipped – to his and everyone else’s surprise – on the opening day. Surely this stage has his name written all over it.
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What happened on Stage 3
Nothing too dramatic. But the French have a man in yellow for the first time in five years after Julian Alaphilippe delivered a one man show to ride home after battling the hills