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Tour de France: Tony Martin wins cobbled stage 4 in Cambrai

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Tony Martin takes the win and the yellow jersey during stage 4.

Tony Martin takes the win and the yellow jersey during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Bauke Mollema (Trek)

Bauke Mollema (Trek) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo)

Robert Gesink (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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FDJ try to bring Thibaut Pinot back into contention

FDJ try to bring Thibaut Pinot back into contention (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Ramūnas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Garmin)

Ramūnas Navardauskas (Cannondale-Garmin) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) was bandaged up

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) was bandaged up (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soual) rides through the pain

Adam Hansen (Lotto-Soual) rides through the pain (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Rafa Valls (Lampre-Merida)

Rafa Valls (Lampre-Merida) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka)

Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Jakob Fuglsang (Astana)

Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Richie Porte (Team Sky)

Richie Porte (Team Sky) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Julián Arredondo (Trek)

Julián Arredondo (Trek) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Leopold König (Team Sky)

Leopold König (Team Sky) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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An emotional Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) in the yellow jersey

An emotional Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) in the yellow jersey (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) hugs his little lion

Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) hugs his little lion (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) in yellow, finally

Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) in yellow, finally (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge)

Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Sep Vanmarcke's top tube provides inspiration for the day.

Sep Vanmarcke's top tube provides inspiration for the day. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Wilco Kelderman (LottoNL-Jumbo)

Wilco Kelderman (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Arnaud Démare (FDJ)

Arnaud Démare (FDJ) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Pierre Rolland (Europcar) struggled on the pave

Pierre Rolland (Europcar) struggled on the pave (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) struggled today

Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) struggled today (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling)

Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Thomas Voeckler during stage 4.

Thomas Voeckler during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Nathan Haas (Cannondale-Garmin) on the cobbles during stage 4.

Nathan Haas (Cannondale-Garmin) on the cobbles during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas ride the cobbles.

Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas ride the cobbles. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali in action during stage 4.

Vincenzo Nibali in action during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Luke Rowe corners during stage 4.

Luke Rowe corners during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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The pelton kicks up dust during stage 4.

The pelton kicks up dust during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali leads the peloton over the cobbles.

Vincenzo Nibali leads the peloton over the cobbles. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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LottoNL-Jumbo's Sep Vanmarcke leads the peloton.

LottoNL-Jumbo's Sep Vanmarcke leads the peloton. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Stijn Devolder drives the pace for Etixx.

Stijn Devolder drives the pace for Etixx. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo Nibali picks up the pace on the cobbles.

Vincenzo Nibali picks up the pace on the cobbles. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Peter Sagan takes his own path during stage 4.

Peter Sagan takes his own path during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Europcar's Perrig Quemeneur

Europcar's Perrig Quemeneur (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome rides behind Vincenzo Nibali.

Chris Froome rides behind Vincenzo Nibali. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nibali leads a small group that tried to power away.

Nibali leads a small group that tried to power away. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nibali leads Stybar, Vanmarcke and Boom.

Nibali leads Stybar, Vanmarcke and Boom. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Nibali leads Stybar and Vanmarcke.

Nibali leads Stybar and Vanmarcke. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Vincenzo Nibali takes control.

Vincenzo Nibali takes control. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Astana and BMC push the pace.

Astana and BMC push the pace. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Sep Vanmarcke leads the bunch.

Sep Vanmarcke leads the bunch. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Vincenzo Nibali on the front.

Vincenzo Nibali on the front. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Giant Alpecin's Warren Barguil

Giant Alpecin's Warren Barguil (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Giant Alpecin's Warren Barguil

Giant Alpecin's Warren Barguil (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Giant Alpecin's Warren Barguil

Giant Alpecin's Warren Barguil (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tinkoff's Daniele Bennati

Tinkoff's Daniele Bennati (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Daniel Oss drives the pace for BMC.

Daniel Oss drives the pace for BMC. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tinkoff's Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan rode side by side.

Tinkoff's Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan rode side by side. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome has a moment in the peloton

Chris Froome has a moment in the peloton (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome follows Tejay van Garderen

Chris Froome follows Tejay van Garderen (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tejay van Garderen follows Chris Froome.

Tejay van Garderen follows Chris Froome. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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John Degenkolb follows Vincenzo Nibali

John Degenkolb follows Vincenzo Nibali (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Vincenzo Nibali at the head of affairs.

Vincenzo Nibali at the head of affairs. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Vincenzo Nibali at the head of affairs.

Vincenzo Nibali at the head of affairs. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Zdenek Stybar makes a move.

Zdenek Stybar makes a move. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Stybar digs deep to try and get away.

Stybar digs deep to try and get away. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin on the big screen at the finish.

Tony Martin on the big screen at the finish. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jan Bakelants, Romain Bardet and Florian Senechal

Jan Bakelants, Romain Bardet and Florian Senechal (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A Sky Pinarello waits for some action.

A Sky Pinarello waits for some action. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton rides over a bridge during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.

The peloton rides over a bridge during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome is followed by world champion Michal Kwiatkowski.

Chris Froome is followed by world champion Michal Kwiatkowski. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton tackles the cobbles.

The peloton tackles the cobbles. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Former paris-Roubaix winner Johan Vansummeren leads the bunch.

Former paris-Roubaix winner Johan Vansummeren leads the bunch. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton in action during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.

The peloton in action during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Fans line the cobbled roads during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.

Fans line the cobbled roads during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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An MTN-Qhubeka rider struggles with the cobbles during stage 4.

An MTN-Qhubeka rider struggles with the cobbles during stage 4. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Alex Dowsett rides to the finish of sytage 4.

Alex Dowsett rides to the finish of sytage 4. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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A Katusha rider hugs the gutter during stage 4.

A Katusha rider hugs the gutter during stage 4. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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The peloton winds through a castle during stage 4.

The peloton winds through a castle during stage 4. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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An impressive castle along the route of stage 4.

An impressive castle along the route of stage 4. (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Some scenery along Tuesday's route

Some scenery along Tuesday's route (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin holds off the peloton to win stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France

Tony Martin holds off the peloton to win stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin wins stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France

Tony Martin wins stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin wins stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France

Tony Martin wins stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Zdenek Stybar launches an attack

Zdenek Stybar launches an attack (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin)

John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alejandro Valverde followed by Vincenzo Nibali (Astana)

Alejandro Valverde followed by Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Chris Froome alongside Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin)

Chris Froome alongside Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) at the front

Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) at the front (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal)

Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Romain Bardet (Ag2r)

Romain Bardet (Ag2r) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Edvald Boason Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka)

Edvald Boason Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Andrew Talanksy (Cannondale-Garmin)

Andrew Talanksy (Cannondale-Garmin) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) closes in on victory

Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) closes in on victory (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Yes! Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) celebrates

Yes! Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) celebrates (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) crosses the line as new yellow jersey holder

Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) crosses the line as new yellow jersey holder (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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John Degenkolb wins the sprint for second

John Degenkolb wins the sprint for second (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) is mobbed after claiming the win

Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) is mobbed after claiming the win (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Stage 4 winner Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step)

Stage 4 winner Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) on the podium for winning the stage

Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) on the podium for winning the stage (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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A maiden yellow jersey for Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step)

A maiden yellow jersey for Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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A congratulatory handshake from Bernard Hinault for Tony Martin

A congratulatory handshake from Bernard Hinault for Tony Martin (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) on the podium

André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) on the podium (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) keeps the green jersey

André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) keeps the green jersey (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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KOM leader, Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha)

KOM leader, Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Peter Sagan collects another white jersey

Peter Sagan collects another white jersey (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) was the most combative rider

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) was the most combative rider (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo)

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo)

Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Nico Roche (Team Sky)

Nico Roche (Team Sky) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Etixx-QuickStep push the pace over the cobbles.

Etixx-QuickStep push the pace over the cobbles. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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CHris Froome and Geraint Thomas ride the cobbles for Team Sky.

CHris Froome and Geraint Thomas ride the cobbles for Team Sky. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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John Degenkolb (Team Giant - Alpecin) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) at the finish.

John Degenkolb (Team Giant - Alpecin) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) at the finish. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome keeps an eye on the action during stage 4.

Chris Froome keeps an eye on the action during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome follows Tony Martin during stage 4.

Chris Froome follows Tony Martin during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Tony Martin takes the win and the yellow jersey during stage 4.

Tony Martin takes the win and the yellow jersey during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Tony Martin takes the stage 4 win at the 2015 Tour de France.

Tony Martin takes the stage 4 win at the 2015 Tour de France.
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After coming close on the first three stages, Tony Martin took the yellow jersey on Tuesday.

After coming close on the first three stages, Tony Martin took the yellow jersey on Tuesday.
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Tony Gallopin (Team Lotto Soudal) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)

Tony Gallopin (Team Lotto Soudal) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Michal Kwiatkowski rides through the dust during stage 4.

Michal Kwiatkowski rides through the dust during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Michal Kwiatkowski drives the pace over the cobbles.

Michal Kwiatkowski drives the pace over the cobbles. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Vincenzo on the stage 4 podium as the most combative rider.

Vincenzo on the stage 4 podium as the most combative rider. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Jakob Fugslang

Jakob Fugslang (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Chris Froome follows Vincenzo Nibali during stage 4.

Chris Froome follows Vincenzo Nibali during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Andre Greipel back in green for another stage.

Andre Greipel back in green for another stage.
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Joaquim Rodriguez in polka dots after stage 4.

Joaquim Rodriguez in polka dots after stage 4.
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Peter Sagan is in the white jersey on the stage 4 podium.

Peter Sagan is in the white jersey on the stage 4 podium.
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Tony Martin on the stage 4 podium.

Tony Martin on the stage 4 podium.
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Alberto Contador rides the cobbles during stage 4.

Alberto Contador rides the cobbles during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Robert Gesink hangs on over the cobbles during stage 4.

Robert Gesink hangs on over the cobbles during stage 4. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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Ian Stannard takes a corner during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.

Ian Stannard takes a corner during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France. (Image credit: Courtesy of Polartec-Kometa)
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The peloton sails over the cobbles during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.

The peloton sails over the cobbles during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.
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The peloton crosses a bridge during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.

The peloton crosses a bridge during stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France.
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Tony Martin wins stage 4 and moves into the yellow jersey

Tony Martin wins stage 4 and moves into the yellow jersey
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Tony Martin wins stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France

Tony Martin wins stage 4 of the 2015 Tour de France
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Chris Froome (Team Sky)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Lieuwe Westra (Astana) takes a turn

Lieuwe Westra (Astana) takes a turn (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Extra brake levers for Perrig Quemeneur of Europcar

Extra brake levers for Perrig Quemeneur of Europcar (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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The breakaway on a cobbled climb

The breakaway on a cobbled climb (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) on the front

Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) on the front (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Alberto Losada and teammate Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha)

Alberto Losada and teammate Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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(Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) having fun

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) having fun (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Spanish champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

Spanish champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) telling Chris Froome the secret to success on the Mur?

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) telling Chris Froome the secret to success on the Mur? (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) chats with Chris Froome (Sky)

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) chats with Chris Froome (Sky) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Andre Greipel, Tony Martin and Nathan Haas on the front line

Andre Greipel, Tony Martin and Nathan Haas on the front line (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Philippe, The King of Belgium, was on hand to start the stage

Philippe, The King of Belgium, was on hand to start the stage (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Frédéric Brun (Bretagne-Séché Environnement)

Frédéric Brun (Bretagne-Séché Environnement) (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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The breakaway enjoying the sunshine

The breakaway enjoying the sunshine (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)
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Michael Schär (BMC)

Michael Schär (BMC) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step)

Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step)

Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quick Step) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale)

Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Manuel Quinziato (BMC)

Manuel Quinziato (BMC) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome (Team Sky)

Chris Froome (Team Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Belgian fans get a prime position for the stage

Belgian fans get a prime position for the stage (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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Chris Froome and Team Sky during the stage

Chris Froome and Team Sky during the stage (Image credit: Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)
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