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Tour de France 2008: Stage 4


Welcome back to Le Tour stage four,

The first rider on the course this

Race conditions are currently overcast.

There are two intermediate time checks

Magnus Backstedt (Garmin) is currently

Today is the 52nd birthday of the

Fabian Wegmann is on his way. He

The German time trial champion is

Jonathan Vaughters, the DS for Garmin

And as we say this, Danny Pate sets

Pate was not in the top five at check

Vaughters also said, "Of course,

Vande Velde will start at 16:08,

Pate is currently 24 seconds ahead

Romain Feillu, who wears the yellow

We just hit our calculators and found

At the moment, the roads are dry

Cyril Dessel (AG2R La Mondiale) has

Samuel Dumoulin, who won the stage

Polkadot jersey Thomas Voeckler comes

Robert F

Dessel digs in deep on a climb, shoulders

The sky is getting darker again.

Stijn Devolder is currently warming

Chavanel lost only 6 seconds to Bertogliati

Markus Fothen (Gerolsteiner) is off.

The weather looks stable for now.

French TT champ Chavanel clocks a

A few drops are coming down now.

The roads keep dry, though, it's

But Jens Voigt is also having a good

Voigt now passes Julian Dean (Garmin),

Just to answer a reader's question:

Riccardo Ricc

Voigt now has more than 30 seconds

Now, the race is really starting

Voigt finishes his ride... In pain,

Sebastian Lang (Gerolsteiner) is

World Champ Fabian Cancellara (CSC)

And Menchov sets another best time,

Cunego's position is far from being

Young Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)

Lang now shows the first signs of


Cancellara is powering up a climb

But 'Spartacus' clocks only 25'12

Cancellara is now on his way back


Cunego finally doesn't lose that

A quick note from another race: Ina-Yoko

And Stefan Schumacher, usually not

Cadel Evans is off! Next up is David

An important information has just

Schumi is coming in. He's pushing

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)

Millar is bent down impressively

Evans came in 8th, 22 seconds slower

Millar still looks really effective.

Feillu will be riding the time trial

Feillu has an advantage of 1'45 minutes

Evans clocks 25'06 at the second

Millar is speeding with a very high

Three kilometres to go for Millar.

Evans bites his teeth... second behind

And Millar beats Evans by a few seconds,

Ohhh... Feillu in trouble on that

At the moment, German Stefan Schumacher

Kim Kirchen comes in - a brilliant

Feillu is sprinting, doing all he

Will Frischkorn has arrived: 39'45.

Schumacher's average speed was 49.534

A Frenchman lost the lead, a German

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