This Tuesday, the riders of Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux contested the fourth stage of the Tour de France, the first one on French soil. United around Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff, they once more guided him in an excellent position to the last straight line. He sprinted for second place behind yellow jersey Wout Van Aert, who went solo on the last climb.
This Côte du cap Blanc-Nez, the ultimate categorized difficulty in this stage between Dunkirk and Calais, caused splits in the peloton following a brutal acceleration. Alexander Kristoff managed to hang on and could then rely on the help of Georg Zimmermann, Sven Erik Bystrøm and Andrea Pasqualon to launch him. On the day of his 35th birthday, the Norwegian rider finished third in the peloton or fourth in the stage.