Team Garmin-Cervelo, based in Boulder, CO, has been the team to beat so far in the 2011 Tour de France. Garmin-Cervelo (28:30:42) holds a one second lead over BMC Racing Team (28:30:43) after winning the Stage 2 team time trial and an individual victory on Monday. Tyler Farrar won Stage 3 in 4:40:21, which also helped teammates Thor Hushovd and David Millar keep the overall lead (9:46:46). Hushovd wears the yellow jersey.
Stage 4 begins in Lorient in Southern Brittany and goes 172.5 km (107 mi) to Mûr-de-Bretagne. The course is a winding one and will feature hills as well as a two-kilometer climb at the end to reach the finish line. Whoever wins this stage will have won the first segment to have used Mûr-de-Bretagne as a point in this race.
This stage will play to racers who are geared to endure somewhat rugged terrain. There is only a small section on the course for sprinters.
Tune into VERSUS at 6 a.m. MT for the day's action.