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Critérium du Dauphiné 2011

Date range:
June 5-12, 2011

June 9, Stage 4: La Motte-Servolex - Mâcon 173.5km

Stage 4 Preview

By:
Daniel Simms
Published:
May 31, 2011, 23:08,
Updated:
June 1, 2011, 02:02

Stage 4 map and profile

Final chance for the fast men

The fourth stage screams of a transition stage and one that will settle the lactic of the GC contenders after the Grenoble time trial. Almost pancake flat this stage will undoubtedly finish in a bunch sprint. The finish in Macon will be fast with the final 70km slightly downhill. John Degenkolb or Edvald Boasson Hagen are both coming off a strong showing in the Bayern Rundfahrt and will be eyeing a stage four victory before the race hits the mountains.

Details

Distance: 175km

Highest Point: 660m

Category: Flat stage

Bernard Thévenet says:

"We had to please everybody, so here is the sprinters’ stage ! No sticky patch in this stage, with a finish on the banks of the Saone river, one kilometre before the finish of the 2006 Tour de France stage won by Matteo Tosatto."

Profile

<p>Crit&eacute;rium du Dauphin&eacute; - Stage 4 Profile</p>

Image ©: ASO

Map

<p>Crit&eacute;rium du Dauphin&eacute; - Stage 4 Map</p>

Image ©: ASO

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