Fernando Gaviria claimed his second Tour de France 2018 stage victory in just four days as he outsprinted Peter Sagan and André Greipel on the spectacular 4-km long finishing line of Sarzeau. Greg Van Avermaet retained the yellow jersey.
174 riders took the start of stage 4 in La Baule. The enfant du pays Jérôme Cousin (Direct Energie), Guillaume van Keirsbulck (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Dimitri Claeys and Anthony Perez (Cofidis) rode away from the gun to make a breakaway representing France and Belgium on pair. The advantage was 5’ at km 10 and 7’ at km 20. Their maximum advantage was 7’40’’ before km 50. Michael Schär set the steady pace of the peloton behind the four breakaway riders. His BMC team-mate Patrick Bevin took over until sprinters’ teams decided to regulate the bunch: Lotto-Soudal, Quick Step, Groupama-FDJ.
Source: Le Tour