Tour de France
Stage 4: Seraing to Cambrai - Stage Details

ORICA-GreenEDGE started a tough stage four of the Tour de France with some sore bodies courtesy of the nasty crash that took down five of the team’s riders yesterday.

It was to be a tough test as the longest stage of the three-week Tour, with the added complication of 13.3km of cobble sectors. They may not have finished in the front of proceedings; but that they all did in relatively good condition was a win in itself.

The Australian outfit started the day two men down following the withdrawal of Simon Gerrans with a broken wrist and Daryl Impey courtesy of a fractured collarbone.

Of those remaining, Michael Matthews was the biggest concern, suffering from injured ribs that were causing considerable pain breathing.

The 25-year-old finished 16:53minutes down on solo winner Tony Martin (Etixx-Quickstep), but without any doubts of completion.

“It’s really hard to say (how hard it was),” Matthews said. “I think my ribs jumped in and out of place a few times there.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Tony Martin (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step 5:28:58
2 John Degenkolb (GER) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:03
3 Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:03
4 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 0:00:03
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) - MTN - Qhubeka 0:00:03
6 Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) - Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:03
7 Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) - Team Katusha 0:00:03
8 Tony Gallopin (FRA) - Lotto Soudal 0:00:03
9 Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:03
10 Bryan Coquard (FRA) - Team Europcar 0:00:03
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
85 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:41
116 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:37
138 Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:05:56
180 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:53
184 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:53
189 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:53
190 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:16:53