Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 4 of 2016 Tour de France

by CyclingTips

Stage 4, 2016 Tour de France
Date: Tuesday, July 5
Start: Saumur
Finish: Limoges, stage town for the 15th time, hometown of Tour de France legend Raymond Poulidor.
Distance: 247.5km (147.6mi), the longest stage of this year’s Tour.
Elevation Gain: 1280m (4199ft)
GC standings:

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Comment from race director, Christian Prudhomme: “The stroke of a pen on the map of France says it all: 232 kilometres. It’ll be the longest stage and it should have an effect on the legs in the closing moments. The beautiful flat roads going through the Haute-Vienne area should favor the sprinters. Just as much as the final slightly uphill straight ending the stage in front of the City hall.”


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