Tour de France 2022: Yellow jersey Van Aert powers to glory

Wout van Aert - Tour de France 2022: Yellow jersey Van Aert powers to gloryimage: Cor VosWout van Aert strikes on the last hill of the day and solos to victory, thus extending his lead in the general classification. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 4th stage 2022 Tour de France

1. Wout van Aert (bel)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) + 0.08
3. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
4. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
5. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
6. Luca Mozzato (ita) s.t.
7. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
8. Hugo Hofstetter (fra) s.t.
9. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
10. Benjamin Thomas (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 4
1. Wout van Aert
2. Yves Lampaert + 0.25
3. Tadej Pogacar + 0.32
4. Mads Pedersen + 0.36
5. Mathieu van der Poel (nld) + 0.38
6. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.40
7. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.41
8. Adam Yates (gbr) + 0.48
9. Stefan Küng (swi) s.t.
10. Tom Pidcock (gbr) + 0.49

Race report
Anthony Perez attacks from the gun with KOM leader Magnus Cort and the duo carves out a lead of more than 7 minutes. Cort cements his KOM lead at the first five summits before he stops his efforts. Perez is caught with 11 kilometers to go, when Jumbo-Visma ups the pace on the last climb of the day. Van Aert, Yates and Vingegaard reach the summit together.

The yellow jersey pushes on alone. While the peloton regroups, Van Aert holds off the chasers. He wins the race 8 seconds ahead of Philipsen, who crosses the line celebrating until he realises he finishes in second.

Van Aerts extends his lead in both the general classification and the points classification.

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2022 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2022 stage 4: routes, profiles, more

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