Stage 4  : March 07, 2018  La Fouillouse - Saint-Etienne                               18.5 km
            
             1 Wout Poels (Ned) Team Sky                                                      0.25.33
             2 Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team                                                    0.11
             3 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors                                        0.16
             4 Felix Grosschartner (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe                                          0.20
             5 Jon Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida                                        0.27
             6 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Bahrain-Merida                                          
             7 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team                                           0.28
             8 Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal                                                    0.29
             9 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Team Sky                                          0.33
            10 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Mitchelton-Scott                                     
            
            
           Changes in GC, stage 4 compared to stage 3 :
            
           Biggest gainers by position :
                 +23   David de la Cruz 
                 +19   Jakob Fuglsang 
                 +17   Ilnur Zakarin 
                 +16   Simon Yates 
                 +16   Jarlinson Pantano 
                 +15   Wout Poels 
                 +15   Sergio Luis Henao Montoya 
                 +15   Jesus Herrada Lopez 
                 +15   Jerome Cousin 
                 +15   Alessandro De Marchi 
            
           Biggest losers by position :
                 -26   Thomas Boudat 
                 -25   Timo Roosen 
                 -23   Arnaud Demare 
                 -21   Heinrich Haussler 
                 -21   Mike Teunissen 
                 -19   Mickael Cherel 
                 -14   Cyril Gautier 
                 -14   Matti Breschel 
                 -14   Natnael Berhane 
                 -13   Magnus Cort 
                 -13   Nacer Bouhanni 
            
           Biggest gainers by time :
               +0:28   Wout Poels 
               +0:17   Marc Soler 
               +0:12   Julian Alaphilippe 
               +0:08   Felix GroAźschartner 
               +0:01   Jon Izagirre Insausti 
               +0:01   Gorka Izagirre Insausti 
            
           Biggest losers by time :
               -5:06   Nacer Bouhanni 
               -4:58   Ivan Garcia Cortina 
               -4:40   Lars Boom 
               -4:18   Dylan Groenewegen 
               -4:14   Elia Viviani 
               -4:14   Tom Leezer 
               -4:09   Christophe Laporte 
               -4:08   Mickael Delage 
               -4:04   Magnus Cort 
               -4:02   Daniel McLay 
               -4:00   Andre Greipel 
            
           Favourites by position :
                 +23   David de la Cruz 
                 +19   Jakob Fuglsang 
                 +17   Ilnur Zakarin 
                 +16   Simon Yates 
                 +15   Wout Poels 
                 +15   Sergio Luis Henao Montoya 
                 +11   Marc Soler 
                  +5   Bauke Mollema 
                  +3   Jon Izagirre Insausti 
                  +2   Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio 
                  +1   Julian Alaphilippe 
                  +1   Daniel Martin 
                  -2   Gorka Izagirre Insausti 
            
           Favourites by time :
               +0:28   Wout Poels 
               +0:17   Marc Soler 
               +0:12   Julian Alaphilippe 
               +0:01   Jon Izagirre Insausti 
               +0:01   Gorka Izagirre Insausti 
               -0:05   Simon Yates 
               -0:05   Sergio Luis Henao Montoya 
               -0:05   Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio 
               -0:06   David de la Cruz 
               -0:28   Jakob Fuglsang 
               -0:41   Ilnur Zakarin 
               -0:53   Daniel Martin 
               -1:07   Bauke Mollema 
            
           Top 10 and favourites GC standings (previous stage in parens) :
                   1  Luis Leon Sanchez                     13:47:57         (unchanged)
                   2  Wout Poels                                0:15         (was 17th at 0:43)
                   3  Julian Alaphilippe                        0:26         (was 4th at 0:38)
                   4  Marc Soler                                0:26         (was 15th at 0:43)
                   5  Gorka Izagirre Insausti                   0:34         (was 3rd at 0:35)
                   6  Felix GroAźschartner                      0:35         (was 9th at 0:43)
                   7  Jon Izagirre Insausti                     0:42         (was 10th at 0:43)
                   8  Tim Wellens                               0:42         (was 6th at 0:41)
                   9  Sergio Luis Henao Montoya                 0:48         (was 24th at 0:43)
                  10  Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio                0:48         (was 12th at 0:43)
                  11  Simon Yates                               0:48         (was 27th at 0:43)
                   .....
                  15  David de la Cruz                          1:15         (was 38th at 1:09)
                   .....
                  22  Daniel Martin                             1:36         (was 23rd at 0:43)
                   .....
                  24  Bauke Mollema                             1:50         (was 29th at 0:43)
                   .....
                  35  Ilnur Zakarin                             2:41         (was 52nd at 2:00)
                   .....
                  37  Jakob Fuglsang                            2:44         (was 56th at 2:16)
            
           Top 10 on Points table with previous in parens:
                   1  Arnaud Demare                               31         (unchanged)
                   2  Julian Alaphilippe                          19         (was 9th with 10 points)
                   3  Gorka Izagirre Insausti                     17         (was 7th with 12 points)
                   4  Mike Teunissen                              17         (was 2nd with 17 points)
                   5  Jonathan Hivert                             16         (was 3rd with 16 points)
                   6  Luis Leon Sanchez                           16         (was 6th with 12 points)
                   7  Wout Poels                                  15         (was 0 points)
                   8  Dylan Groenewegen                           15         (was 4th with 15 points)
                   9  Andre Greipel                               14         (was 5th with 14 points)
                  10  Marc Soler                                  12         (was 0 points)
            
           Top 10 on Mountains table with previous in parens:
                   1  Pierre-Luc Perichon                          8         (unchanged)
                   2  Fabien Grellier                              8         (unchanged)
                   3  Julian Alaphilippe                           4         (was 4th with 4 points)
                   4  Arnaud Demare                                4         (was 3rd with 4 points)
                   5  Pierre Rolland                               4         (unchanged)
                   6  Jay Robert Thomson                           3         (unchanged)
                   7  Przemyslaw Kasperkiewicz                     3         (unchanged)
                   8  Gorka Izagirre Insausti                      2         (unchanged)
                   9  Tim Wellens                                  2         (unchanged)
                  10  Jurgen Roelandts                             2         (unchanged)
            
           Retirements to date :                                               Stage
              Phil Bauhaus (Ger) Team Sunweb                                       3
              Sam Bennett (Irl) Bora-Hansgrohe                                     3
              Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates                   2
              Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team                             1
            Total retirements : 4