A bunch sprint in picturesque Fougères is next to certain. The Tour de France finished once before in the little town on the Brittany-Normandy border. In 2015 it was Mark Cavendish who celebrated ahead of André Greipel and Peter Sagan.
Last year’s Tour saw both Sam Bennett and Caleb Ewan take two sprint triumphs. With three wins, Ewan was the most successful sprinter in 2019.
Bennett did not start in Brest, while Ewan was forced to pull out after his crash in the finale of stage 3. So the fastest finishers of 2021 are out of contention.
Stage 3 saw Merlier sprint to a commanding victory after a perfect lead-out by his team mates.
Favourites stage 4 Tour de France 2021
*** Tim Merlier, Mark Cavendish, Jasper Philipsen
** Arnaud Démare, Wout van Aert, Nacer Bouhanni
* André Greipel, Bryan Coquard, Cees Bol
Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2021 Tour de France.
Tour de France 2021 stage 4: profiles & finish route
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