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HIGHLIGHTS - Jumbo-Visma execute perfect plan in Calais

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Wout Van Aert used a late attack to solo to victory on stage four of the Tour de France in Calais and extend his lead in the yellow jersey.

Van Aert, who had been second in all three opening stages of the Tour in Denmark, made his move on the final short climb of the 171.5km stage from Dunkerque and rode away on the descent to cover the final 10 kilometres alone.

The attack split the peloton to pieces and though the sprint teams managed to regroup they could not catch Van Aert, who had time to celebrate on the line as he won by eight seconds from the chasing pack.

Jasper Philipsen led home the much-reduced peloton and celebrated as though he thought he had won the stage, seemingly unaware that Van Aert had been a few hundred metres up the road.

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