Tour De France 2012 Stage 4 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights

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Tour De France 2012 Stage 4 Results: Winner, Leaderboard and Highlights
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Germany's Andre Greipel won Stage 4 of the Tour de France on a breathtaking final sprint. 

The leaderboard didn't change, though. Fabian Cancellara continued his strong showing thus far with a trouble-free performance that gives him a slight seven-second lead over Bradley Wiggins and Sylvain Chavanel, according to the Tour de France website.

World champion Mark Cavendish took an unfortunate tumble with less than two miles left, but he's going to be alright. He posted this message on his Twitter account afterwards:

 

 

He'll be back in the saddle again tomorrow, and you can be sure the champion will continue fighting his way back up the leaderboard.

Here is a video for your viewing pleasure that highlights the furious sprint to the finish line of Stage 4:

 

Here's the leaderboard after Stage 4:

Rank Rider Rider No. Team Times Gap
1. Fabian Cancellara 12 Radioshack-Nissan 20:04.02  
2. Bradley Wiggins 101 Sky Procycling 20:04.09 +.07
3.  Sylvain Chavanel 192 Omega Pharm-Quick Step 20:04.09 +.07
4. Tejay Van Garderen 9 BMC Racing Team 20:04.12 +.10
5.  Edvald Boasson Hagen 102 Sky Procycling 20:04.13 +.11
6. Denis Menchov 131 Katusha Team 20:04.15 +.13
7. Cadel Evans 1 BMC Racing Team 20:04.19 +.17
8.  Vincenzo Nibali 51 Liquigas-Cannondale 20:04.20 +.20
9.  Ryder Hesjedal 61 Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda 20:04.20 +.20
10. Andréas Kloden 15 Radioshack-Nissan 20:04.21 +.21

 

As you can see, there isn't much wiggle room at the top of the leaderboard.

There is still a ton of racing left for these guys, and there's a good chance that many of the current leaders will be replaced by the time it's all said and done.

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for all your Tour de France news and analysis, and have a happy Fourth of July.

 

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