Tour de France 2020: Roglic wins uphill sprint, Alaphilippe still leader

The 4th stage boils down to an uphill sprint at the end of a 7.1 kilometres climb. Primoz Roglic takes the win in ski resort Orcières-Merlette ahead of Tadej Pogacar and Guillaume Martin. Julian Alaphilippe stays in the GC lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Tour de France 2020

1. Primoz Roglic (slo)
2. Tadej Pogacar (slo) s.t.
3. Guillaume Martin (fra) s.t.
4. Nairo Quitana (col) s.t.
5. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) s.t.
6. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.
7. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
8. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
9. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
10. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
11. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
12. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
13. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
14. Richie Porte (aus) s.t.
15. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
16. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.04
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.07
4. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.11
5. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 0.13
6. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.17
7. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
8. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
9. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
10. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.

11. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
12. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
13. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
14. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
17. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 0.26
20. Sergio Higuita (col) + 0.45
21. Richard Carapaz (ecu) s.t.
23. Marc Hirschi (swi) s.t.
25. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.14
40. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) + 4.21

Race report
Tiesj Benoot, Nils Politt, Krists Neilands, Mathieu Burgaudeau, Alexis Vuillermoz and Quentin Pacher attack from the gun to open up a gap of 4 minutes. Then the peloton takes the reins.

Benoot misses a corner in the descent of the Côte de l’Aullagnier and loses contact.

Neilands, Vuillermoz and Pacher are the remaining attackers on the penultimate climb, the Côte de Saint-Léger-les-Mélèzes, when Neilands goes solo. The Latvian is brought back at the foot of the finish climb.

Rolland jumps clear with 4.5 kilometres to go and Nieve brings him back with around thirty riders on his wheel.

Primoz Roglic counters a late attack by Guillame Martin and sprints to the win. Tadej Pogacar finishes in second, Martin in third.

Julian Alaphilippe crosses the line in fifth to retain the yellow jersey.

Dark horses Emanuel Buchmann and Enric Mas lose 9 seconds, while Richard Carapaz, Sergio Higuita and Daniel Felipe Martínez finish another 17 seconds further behind.

Other interesting reads:
KOM classification
points classification

Tour de France 2020 stage 4: routes, profiles, more

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