Stage 4 – 213.5 km (133 miles) – Flat
Nothing could really prevent a royal bunched sprint on the 1.5-km final straight in Nancy. At the beginning of the Tour, the hierarchy concerning the sprinters isn’t yet established. Ready to challenge the winner of the first stage, his rivals will consider that the counter is reset to zero: their teams will be focused on keeping control of any breakaway attempt.
– C. Prudhomme