Tour de France 2022 Favourites stage 4: Strongman-sprinter skillset recommended

Wout van Aert - Tour de France 2022 Favourites stage 4: For tough sprintersimage: Cor VosThe 4th stage at Le Tour runs through the hilly region behind the Opal Coast in northern France. The parcours could prove sufficiently tough to weed out the pure sprinters in favour of the types who are still fast after a hard race. (Slideshow route/profile)

The route leads mainly through the Parc Naturel Régional des Caps et Marais d’Opale, or The Regional Nature Park of the Opal Capes and Marshes. It’s rarely flat, but at the same time the undulations are nothing to be scared of. Yet, the combination with strong winds could turn out to be very hostile.

Which way the wind is – literally – blowing on Tuesday 5 July, we are likely to see the teams of the likes of Wout van Aert and Mads Pedersen to up the pace in the last 50 kilometres to make the finale as hard as possible. At that point there are still a number of short climbs at approximately 5% remaining before the last 10 kilometres are entirely flat.

Favourites 4th stage 2022 Tour de France

*** Wout van Aert, Jasper Philipsen, Mads Pedersen, Caleb Ewan
** Mathieu van der Poel, Michael Matthews, Danny van Poppel
* Alexander Kristoff, Nils Eekhoff, Mikkel Honoré, Andrea Pasqualon

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Tour de France 2022 stage 4: routes & profiles

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