Tour de France 2012 Stage 4 Recap: André Greipel victorious at Rouen

5 07 2012

Greipel sprints to second career victory (From http://www.letour.fr)

Route:   Abbeville to Rouen (214.5 km.)

Stage Honors:

  1. André Greipel (GER/ LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM) 5:18:32
  2. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/LAMPRE-ISD) same
  3. Tom Veelers (NED/TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO) same

Top 5 in Individual Classification after 4 stages (Yellow Jersey)

  1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) 20:04:02
  2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING) 00:00:07 behind
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/MEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 00:00:07 behind
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM) 00:00:10 behind
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:11 behind

Green Jersey (Points Classification): Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 147 pts

Polka Dot Jersey (Top Climber): Michael Morkov (TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK) 9 pts

White Jersey (Young Rider Classification): Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM)

Top 3 teams after Stage 4

  1. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 44:17:04
  2. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX) 00:00:04 behind
  3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 00:00:06 behind
Germany’s André Greipel won his second career stage win after topping stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. He also won at Carmaux last year. Greipel outsprinted Alessandro Petacchi and Tom Veelers for the victory. Greipel’s win was also a great victory for the Lotto-Bellisol Team who are competing in their maiden Tour de France campaign.
There were no major changes in the classifications and the jersey wearers. Fabian Cancellara still wears the coveted yellow jersey.  Tomorrow’s stage will take the tour to Saint-Quentin.