Tour de France 2021: Cav takes his 31st, Van der Poel keeps yellow

Mark Cavendish - Tour de France 2021: Cav takes his 31st, Van der Poel keeps yellowfoto: Cor VosBrent Van Moer and Pierre-Luc Périchon are the only riders in the breakaway. The Flemish rider goes solo with 15 kilometres remaining, but his effort is neutralised with 200 metres to go. Mark Cavendish powers to victory ahead of Nacer Bouhanni and Jasper Philipsen. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage Tour de France 2021

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Nacer Bouhanni (fra) s.t.
3. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
4. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
5. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
6. Cees Bol (nld) s.t.
7. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
8. Mads Pedersen (den) s.t.
9. Boy van Poppel (nld) s.t.
10. André Greipel (ger) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Mathieu van der Poel (nld)
2. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.08
3. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.31
4. Wout van Aert (bel) s.t.
5. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.38
6. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.39
7. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.40
8. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
9. Pierre Latour (fra) + 0.45
10. David Gaudu (fra) + 0.52

12. Sergio Higuita (col) + 0.52
13. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
14. Rigoberto Uran (col) s.t.
15. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
17. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 0.55
18. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 1.07
20. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.35
38. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 3.28
42. Miguel Ángel López (col) + 3.43

Race report
The riders go slow in the first kilometres after kilometre 0 in protest of the dangerous finale of stage 3.

Alpecin-Fenix goes to the front after 10 kilometres to up the pace. A few kilometres later Brent Van Moer and Pierre-Luc Périchon jump off the front. The duo puts 3 minutes into the peloton.

Van Moer heads out alone inside the last 15 kilometres. At first he widens the gap to more than 1 minute, but it comes down gradually in the last 5 kilometres.

The young Belgian is caught with 200 metres to go before Mark Cavendish powers to his big comeback victory.

Mathieu van der Poel keeps the yellow jersey.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2021 Tour de France.

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