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Tour de France 2011 Stage 4 from sea to foothills

This will be a day for the all-arounds; for sprinters, not so much, as the boys ride a route that rises into the foothills. The climbing legs will need to carry them from the foggy shore up over ridiculous undulations to the CAT3 finish at Mur-de-Bretagne. Aptly named (“mur” means “wall”), it’s nicknamed The Alpe-d’Huez of Breton. Yikes!

My guess is that the Teams USA will dominate, once again. With all the power among them, why not!