The remainder of the starting order is decided by the teams classification, with the lowest placed squad Ag2r-La Mondiale kicking off proceedings at 15:25 local time. Teams set off at three-minute intervals thereafter, with leading squad Garmin-Barracuda the penultimate team down the start ramp at 16:25, before Phinney and BMC set off at 16:28.
In the overall standings, Phinney holds a nine-second lead over Geraint Thomas (Sky) with Alex Rasmussen (Garmin-Barracuda) a further four seconds back in third.
Phinney endured a late scare in the finale of stage 3 when he was brought down by a mass crash in the finishing straight in Horsens, but he is set to continue in the race. The American received three stitches to a wound on his right foot, but x-rays taken in Soave, Italy on Monday night showed that he had broken no bones.
Start order (all times CET)
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Ag2r - La Mondiale||15:25|
|2||Euskaltel - Euskadi||15:28|
|3||Androni Giocattoli - Venezuela||15:31|
|4||Lampre - ISD||15:34|
|5||Lotto Belisol Team||15:37|
|6||Colnago - CSF Inox||15:40|
|7||FDJ - BigMat||15:43|
|8||Farnese Vini-Selle Italia||15:46|
|12||Rabobank Cycling Team||15:58|
|13||Team Saxo Bank||16:01|
|14||Liquigas - Cannondale||16:04|
|15||Astana Pro Team||16:07|
|16||Omega Pharma - Quickstep||16:10|
|17||Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team||16:13|
|19||Radioshack - Nissan||16:19|
|20||Orica - Greenedge||16:22|
|21||Garmin - Barracuda||16:25|
|22||BMC Racing Team||16:28|