Stage winner: André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) won his second career Tour stage and his first of this year’s edition.
Yellow jersey: Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Nissan) defended his race lead; tomorrow he will surpass the record of 26 days in yellow, the longest ever by a rider who has never won the Tour.
Green jersey. Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) now leads in the points competition ahead of Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge), 147 points to 92.
Polka dot jersey: Michael Mørkøv (Saxo-Tinkoff banks) enjoyed his first day in the King of the Mountains jersey without riding in a breakaway.
White jersey: Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) finished in main pack to defend young rider’s jersey.
Best team: Team Sky leads the boards.
Martin Tjallingii (Rabobank) was the day’s lone non-starter, out with a broken hip, sustained in Tuesday’s stage; 195 riders remain in the Tour.
Riders caught behind the crash were given the same time as the finishers
Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar), digestive troubles
Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp), cuts, scrapes, traumatism suffered in crash Tuesday
Crash with less than 3km to go: Bernhard Eisel (Sky), stitches to front of head; Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale), blow to left hip; Mark Cavendish (Sky), cuts and scrapes; Robert Hunter (Garmin-Sharp), abrasions to his left side
Continued mild. Forecasters are calling for continued mild temperatures, with highs in low 70s F under mostly sunny skies, light to moderate SW winds 10-20 kph, with a slight chance of scattered afternoon showers.
Thursday’s stage 5: Another sprinter’s chance
The 99th Tour continues Thursday with the 196.5km fifth stage from Rouen to Saint-Quentin. The rolling course features no rated climbs, but it’s gradually up and down all day. Another chance for the sprinters.