In a photo finish to Stage 4 of the 2011 Tour de France, Cadel Evans edged out Alberto Contador for the victory. Thor Hushovd did not have a gap in his finish and kept the maillot jaune for another day. The winning time for this portion of the race was 4:11:39, which seven other riders
David Millar, Hushovd's Garmin-Cervelo teammate and tied for the lead entering this stage, finished eight seconds behind the leaders. Tom Danielson, Durango, CO, resident and Garmin-Cervelo rider, also rode with Millar's pack. Colorado Springs' Danny Pate finished 4:17 after Evans and Hushovd.
Hushovd now holds the overall lead by himself at 13:58:25, one second ahead of Evans. Frank Schleck moved into third and will need to make up four seconds on Hushovd. David Millar dropped to fourth and is eight seconds behind the lead. Jose Joaquin Rojas still holds maillot vert with 82 points, two better than Cadel Evans, five points more than Philippe Gilbert who held it after Stage 1 and 12 better than Hushovd.
This stage, marked with rainy conditions, featured a couple of climbs and Evans took the lead in the King of the Mountains category by gaining two points at Mûr-de-Bretagne.
The top five:
1. Thor Hushovd 13:58:25
2. Cadel Evans 13:58:26
3. Frank Schleck 13:58:29
4. David Millar 13:58:33
5. Andréas Klöden 13:58:35