Tour de France 2022: Stage 4 – Wout flies solo to imperious victory

Stage four of the Tour de France saw Wout van Aert and his Jumbo-Visma raiders rip it up on the Cat4 Côte du Cap Blanc-Nez. Their searing attack put everyone on the backfoot – including their teammates- and out of that chaos flew van Aert, riding like the yellow-clad winged messenger of the cycling gods he is. He powered through the next 10km with a solo display of imperiousness, then flew over the finish line, arms outstretched and smile all over his face. Behind him Alpecin-Deceuninck’s Jasper Philipsen celebrated second in the bunch sprint, surely he could not have missed the glorious yellow taking the stage?? Christophe Laporte ensured two Jumbo-Visma on the stage podium. The only change on GC is that Wout now has even more seconds over his rivals.

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Tour Tweets of the Week 2022 : Magnificent Magnus, radical helmets and Kitten Kong

It’s #TDF2022 and the twitterstream was packed full of cycling goodies. From #RookieRecap to #letourdepoupees, the #couchpeloton is picking up where they left off in the Giro. We also have all the magnificence of Magnus, some shocking chin socks and evidence that Devo were WAY ahead of their time. It’s all here – it’s TOUR TWEETS OF THE WEEK!

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VeloVoices Podcast 196: I Don’t Like Bridges At The Best Of Times

Kathi, Luke, Midge and Euan are here to run through the Grand Depart stages of the 2022 Tour de France.

From horrible helmets, through gilet gaffes to  KC and the Sunshine Band we bring you the good, the bad and the ugly from Denmark

Questions under discussion:

  • Will Kathi ever warm to Yves Lampaert?
  • Is Rigoberto Uran a genuine GC contender?
  • Why do we always fall for the echelons hype?
  • Does Denmark have mountains?

There’s views, debates and laughs along the way. And if you’re on Twitter let us know who we should be following on @Velovoices

Listen here:

Stage 1 review : Yves Lampaert takes a surprise yellow

Stage 2 review : Feel good win for Jakobsen while Wout slips into yellow

Stage 3 review : Groenewegen’s return; Wout stays in yellow