Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

One Planet Summit: How France's Macron became 'Mister Climate'

Read more

ENCORE!

Photographer Sebastião Salgado takes a seat in France's academy of fine arts

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Future of Irish border still a thorny Brexit issue

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Corsica: Understanding France's complex relationship with its 'island of beauty'

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Ukraine's finance minister says anti-corruption court should satisfy IMF

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Japanese FM against 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue' with Pyongyang

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Turkey's push to be the 'champion of Palestine'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'The sky falls in on Froome'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Could the ECB surprise the markets?

Read more

Sports

Germany’s Greipel wins fourth stage of Tour de France

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-07-04

Germany’s Andre Greipel (pictured) won the fourth stage of the Tour de France Wednesday, while Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara managed to retain the yellow jersey after avoiding a crash that felled several riders.

AP - Germany’s Andre Greipel led a bunch sprint to win the fourth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, after a late crash engulfed several riders including world champion Mark Cavendish of Britain.

Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara avoided the late trouble and retained the overall lead for a fifth day after the 214.5-kilometer race along the English Channel from Abbeville to Rouen.

With less than 3 kilometers left, Cavendish went down in a crash - scraping up his rainbow-colored jersey of world champion. He got back on his bicycle and rode gingerly to finish the stage.

With Cavendish out of the picture, Greipel burst out of the shrunken group of sprinters and sped to the straightaway finish - a split second ahead of Italy’s Alessandro Petacchi and Dutch rider Tom Veelers.

Cancellara won the opening-day prologue and has worn the yellow jersey ever since. Overall he leads second-placed Bradley Wiggins of Britain by seven seconds. Defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia was 17 seconds off the pace in 7th place.
 

Date created : 2012-07-04

  • TOUR DE FRANCE

    Slovakia’s Sagan wins third stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • TOUR DE FRANCE

    Britain’s Cavendish wins Tour de France second stage

    Read more

  • TOUR DE FRANCE

    Cancellera takes yellow jersey in Tour de France prologue

    Read more

COMMENT(S)