Date: Tuesday, July 5 2011
From/to: Lorient to Mûr-de-Bretagne
Type: Hilly with uphill finish
Impact on jerseys
Polka dot 3/5
If the touch paper isn’t lit on the opening day of the Tour, expect fireworks on stage four, which finishes up the third category Mûr-de-Bretagne.
The puncheur-perfect route, which is up-and-down all the day, initially heads north, before twisting back along the rolling roads in central Brittany.
The question is; will any of the favourites take a flyer on the steep run-in to the finish?
Tour de France 2011: Related links
Tour de France 2011: Cycling Weekly’s coverage index