Alpecin Decuninck and Soudal Quick Step are now leading the peloton as they continue crossing east through Saint-Severe.
DSM-Firmenich also jokes on the race radio to help riders get into position. Matt Winston enjoys it and makes sure his riders stay focused.
While you have some time, be sure to read Steven Farland’s stage preview for the day, which explains the potential for a sprint finish and explores options for late attacks.
Can anyone beat a Tour de France sprinter at Nogaro?
150 km remaining
Well, the situation is pretty much the same, no one has left the front yet, and the riders are just taking a break in nature and having time to relax collectively before the actual race begins.
Happy Independence Day! Quinn Simmons (Riddle Trek) looks great in his National Champion jersey. This year’s Tour will feature six American riders:
– Quinn Simmons (Lidl-Trek)
– Lawson Craddock (Jaco-AlUla)
– Mateo Jorgensson (Movistar)
– Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma)
– Neilson Powles (EF Education-EasyPost)
– Kevin Vermaerke (dsm-firmenich)
Luka Mozzato (Arkea Samsic) is back in the Doctor Car to pick up more bandages for injuries sustained in his crash in Stage 2. He finished 12th in yesterday’s sprint.
The Tour de France peloton remains very relaxed.
Cavendish has a very friendly chin exchange with former teammate Julian Alaphilippe (Saudal-Quickstep). Both have world champion bands on their jerseys and should be in the day’s final with Cavendish sprinting and Alaphilippe leading out of Jacobsen.
After two explosive opening stages, all the riders are enjoying a calm second day on the bikes and all smiles for now. It might come as a bit of a surprise that none of the French team’s riders tried to run away, at least during the televised hours.
I must say, Parkour unfolds as expected, a very gentle start where no one wants to pick up the pace or dabble in an early escape that will never make it in time.
Here is Rafay in the green jersey before what will probably be his final stage. He is tied with Philisen for 80th place in points and is likely to finish in the top three in the finale. Here he is pictured with legendary Tour de France sprinter Andre Dalligade. He won 22 stages of the Tour in his lifetime and won the points class twice. He would definitely have dreamed of a finish to Nogaro like today.
💚 Le maillot vert @victorlafay, en compagnie d’une légende du sprint à domicile à @VilledeDax : le Lévrier des Landes André Darrigade, lui même double vainqueur du classement par point et de 22 étapes sur le Tour ! #TDF2023 pic.twitter. com/q0VDINasRaJuly 4, 2023
181.8 km remaining
Stage 4 of the 2023 Tour de France is underway! So far no one is thinking of an early attack, which is not surprising given how completely flat parkour is today.
Giulio Ciccone (Riddle Trek) early mechanical issues in the neutral zone. He lay on his back and is now back again.
Of course, before the flag is waved, we will have a neutralization rollout 4.5km behind the lead car in southwestern France.
The athletes are now heading to the starting line. Each class has the same four leaders: Adam Yates in yellow (UAE Team Emirates), Victory Rafay in green (Cofidis), Nielson Powles in polka dots (EF-Education EasyPost) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team). ) Emirates) White. Laurent Pichon (Arkea Samsic), who won yesterday’s Combat Award, is also on the front row.
All riders and teams have now completed signing on at Dax for the start of Stage 4. This will be the final flat stage before entering the gates of the Pyrenees and starting to tackle the mountains that straddle France and Spain. national borders.
Today we will introduce Mark Cavendish (Astana Kazakhstan) from the start. He enjoyed almost every moment of the final Tour de France and could well be in contention for a stage win today. Read below for his reaction to yesterday’s 6th-place finish and his thoughts on today’s finish as he once again overtakes Eddy Merckx for the most stage wins in Tour history.
No record, but a bright spot for Mark Cavendish in the first sprint stage
Riders filed safety complaints yesterday after Philipsen’s move to close the van Aert’s door was largely due to the design of the finish. There was a chicane within the last kilometer and Philisen tried for the shortest line to the finish like a sprinter, but the barrier was so crooked that Van Aert actually hit a spectator’s cell phone and had to sprint to fight another day. stopped.
One of the most outspoken players was Fabio Jacobsen (Soudal-Quickstep). See what he had to say after the goal below.
Fabio Jacobsen warns of the dangers of the Tour de France chicane sprint finish
The first collective sprint of the 2023 Tour de France took place yesterday, with Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin Dukuninck) winning ahead of Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain Victorious) and Caleb Ewan (Lott Dustny). .
But the stage was not without controversy. Philipsen had to wait for the sprint footage to be scrutinized by the UCI Commissioner as questions arose as to whether Philipsen had deviated in the sprint and influenced Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma). He was ultimately confirmed as the winner and will be looking to double his stage wins today.
Today’s stage should give the sprinters another chance to challenge the 181.8km route from Dax to Nogaro. We head east from Dax, a well-known spa destination, but he only includes one Category 4 climb on the menu, making it arguably more relaxing for those attending the peloton. should be a ride.
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