Tour de France 2023 Favourites stage 4: For fast men#2

Jasper Philipsen - Tour de France 2023 Favourites stage 4: For fast men#1foto: Cor VosThe 4th stage of the Tour de France includes an elevation gain of 1,500 metres, which is not supposed to hinder the fast men. (Slideshow route/profile)

With two stage wins – including the one on the Champs-Élysées in Paris – Jasper Philipsen was the best sprinter on last year’s Tour de France. He gathered steam quite late, as his first victory happened in the stage before the second rest day. This edition he stormed to triumph in the first sprint opportunity. He bested Phil Bauhaus and Caleb Ewan in the 3rd stage.

Philipsen has been on fire fos this whole season, as he won Brugge-De Panne, Elfstedenronde, plus two stages on the Tirreno-Adriatico – all races with strong sprint line-ups. Yet, he was bested by Fabio Jakobsen twice in the recent Tour of Belgium.

The 4th stage on the Tour de France is tailor-made for fast men. There is only one classified climb and it’s hardly a climb at all. Côte de Dému goes up for 2 kilometres at 3.5%. The ‘summit’ is situated 27.4 kilometres before the line in Nagaro.

Favourites 4th stage 2023 Tour de France

*** Jasper Philipsen, Fabio Jakobsen, Dylan Groenewegen
** Phil Bauhaus, Mark Cavendish, Wout van Aert, Caleb Ewan
* Mads Pedersen, Alexander Kristoff, Biniam Girmay, Jordi Meeus

Another interesting read: route 4th stage 2023 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2023 stage 4: route, profiles

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