Tour de France 2019: Sprint win Viviani in Nancy, Alaphilippe still leader

Elia Viviani 2019 - Tour de France 2019: Sprint win Viviani in Nancy, Alaphilippe still leaderElia Viviani sprints to victory in Nancy ahead of Alexander Kristoff and Caleb Ewan. Julian Alaphilippe stays in the yellow jersey. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Tour de France 2019

1. Elia Viviani (ita)
2. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
3. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Dylan Groenewegen (nld) s.t.
6. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.
7. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
8. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
9. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
10. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Wout Van Aert (bel) + 0.20
3. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.25
4. George Bennett (nzl) s.t.
5. Michael Matthews (aus) +0.40
6. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
7. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.45
8. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.46
9. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.51
10. Michael Woods (can) s.t.

11. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
12. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.52
13. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.53
14. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
21. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.01
22. Adam Yates (gbr) + 1.06
25. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
30. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 1.11
35. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 1.19
36. Daniel Martin (irl) + 1.28
38. Nairo Quintana (col) + 1.30
41. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
43. Richie Porte (aus) + 1.43
47. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.44

Race report
Once the flag is dropped Offredo, Backaert and Schär jump clear. The trio opens up a gap of more than 3 minutes before the peloton takes them on a leash.

Offredo, who was also on the attack in stage 3, drops back into the peloton with 30 kilometres left. Schär is the last attacker to be reeled in on the last climb, Côte de Maron.

Lilian Calmejane goes solo inside the last 11 kilometres, but he is brought back 6 kilometres before the finish.

In the ensuing bunch sprint Viviani outguns Kristoff and Ewan, while Sagan sprints to fourth place.

Alaphilippe extends his overall lead.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2019 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2019 stage 4: route, profile, more

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