A difficult route of 127 kilometers, with several paths covered with white gravel, awaits the runners. The crossing of the 3rd white path did some damage among the favourites, while a grouped peloton is preparing for the last white path of the stage.
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Beware of the white paths. These irregular paths, covered with white and very dusty gravel, promise to spice up the fourth stage of the Tour de France women, Wednesday July 27. From Troyes to Bar-sur-Aube, the runners must cover 126.8 km on the roads of Aube, four segments of which are categorized as white paths. In addition to this difficulty, five climbs (two of third category, three of fourth) are on the program.
The yellow jersey, the Dutch Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma), must be particularly wary of Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar), Chantal van den Broek-Blaak and Lotte Kopecky (SD-Worx). These four competitors have all already won the Italian Strade bianche race, whose route is also known for its white paths. Follow the step live.