Van Aert broadens Tour lead with stage four solo masterclass

Van Aert broadens Tour lead with stage four solo masterclass

Van Aert broadens Tour lead with stage four solo masterclass

Van Aert broadens Tour lead with stage four solo masterclass

  • Wout van Aert expanded his general lead.
  • Tour de France when he polished off  authentic cooperation.
  • Having completed second on the initial three race days.

Van Aert left the entirety of his opponents heaving for air on the last slope of the 171.5-km ride from Dunkirk after his Jumbo Visma group’s.

The Belgian hopped away from a skimmed load with under 12km left in the short climb of the Cote du Cap Blanc Nez and never thought back to secure his seventh individual stage win on the Tour.

Belgian Jasper Philipsen came in just short of the win with France’s Christophe Laporte completing third, eight seconds behind.

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By and large, Van Aert leads comrade Yves Lampaert (Quick Step Alpha Vinyl) by 25 seconds and reigning champ Tadej Pogacar (UAE Emirates) by 32.

“Normally it’s third time fortunate, however it was fourth time for me but on the other hand that is great,” said Van Aert.


“It’s exceptional in light of the fact that these stages generally end in a pack run, winning solo is extremely difficult.”

France’s Anthony Perez and Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen shaped the day’s breakaway and fabricated a respectable lead however it was never going to stick as the runners’ groups controlled the hole.

A fierce speed increase by the Quick Step Alpha Vinyl group split the pack after the drop of the Cote de Cassel, some 130km from the completion.

The peloton immediately pulled together, in any case.

The runners’ groups increased the speed halfway through the stage and the main couple’s seven-minute benefit began to liquefy.

The stage truly became completely awake when Van Aert’s colleagues went full gas in the last short move of the day preceding the Belgian set out alone.


Briton Adam Yates and last year’s next in line Jonas Vingegaard were the last to be dropped prior to being gotten by the remainder of the pack.

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Philipsen was the quickest of the chasers and, uninformed that Van Aert was on his own in front, knock his chest in festival when he won the run, just to be advised by Laporte that another person had proactively gone too far.

Wednesday’s fifth stage is an exhausting 155-km ride from Lille to Arenberg including practically 20km of cobbled streets – a similar utilized on the Paris-Roubaix exemplary, otherwise called the ‘Damnation of the North’.

The forces to be reckoned with will be hoping to remain generally safe on interesting landscape that leans toward the heavier riders and Van Aert will again be one of the top choices.

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