Full Race Report follows the Results.

Stage 4 Results

           1. Mario Cipollini (Ita)     3:40.23'
           2. Erik Zabel (Dui)             z.t.
           3. Frederic Moncassin (Fra)     z.t.
           4. Thierry Laurent (Fra)        z.t.
           5. Frankie Andreu (VS)          z.t.
           6. Jan Svorada (Slo)            z.t.
           7. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)     z.t.
           8. Andrej Tsjmile (Rus)         z.t.
           9. Bjarne Riis (Den)            z.t.
          10. JEROEN BLIJLEVENS            z.t.
          11. Miguel Indurain (Spa)        z.t.
          12. Bo Hamburger (Den)           z.t.
          13. Tony Rominger (Zwi)          z.t.
          14. Bruno Boscardin (Ita)        z.t.
          15. Maximilian Sciandri (Ita)    z.t.
          16. Enrico Zaina (Ita)           z.t.
          17. Lance Armstrong (VS)         z.t.
          18. Angel Edo (Spa)              z.t.
          19. Laurent Dufaux (Zwi)         z.t.
          20. Richard Virenque (Fra)       z.t.
          21. Gianni Bugno (Ita)           z.t.
          22. Rolf Jarmann (Zwi)           z.t.
          23. Alvaro Mejia (Col)           z.t.
          24. Beat Zberg (Zwi)             z.t.
          25. Laurent Brochard (Fra)       z.t.
          26. Guido Bontempi (Ita)         z.t.
          27. Melchor Mauri (Spa)          z.t.
          28. Thomas Davy (Fra)            z.t.
          29. Jevgeni Berzin (Rus)         z.t.
          30. Alberto Elli (Ita)           z.t.
          31. Jose Ramon Uriarte (Spa)     z.t.
          32. Stephen Hodge (Aus)          z.t.
          33. Jean-Cyril Robin (Fra)       z.t.
          34. Yvon Ledanois (Fra)          z.t.
          35. Vicente Aparicio (Spa)       z.t.
          36. Christophe Capelle (Fra)     z.t.
          37. Nicola Loda (Ita)            z.t.
          38. Pascal Herve (Fra)           z.t.
          39. Alexandre Gontsjenkov (Rus)  z.t.
          40. MAARTEN DEN BAKKER           z.t.
          41. Madouas (Fra)                z.t.
          42. Frattini (Ita)               z.t.
          43. Jekimov (Rus)                z.t.
          44. Gotti (Ita)                  z.t.
          45. Heppner (Dui)                z.t.
          46. Pantani (Ita)                z.t.
          47. Bolts (Dui)                  z.t.
          48. Chiappucci (Ita)             z.t.
          49. EDDY BOUWMANS                z.t.
          50. Zulle (Zwi)                  z.t.
          51. Peron (Col)                  z.t.
          52. Lecchi (Ita)                 z.t.
          53. Fondriest (Ita)              z.t.
          54. Cenghialta (Ita)             z.t.
          55. Rous (Fra)                   z.t.
          56. Gonzales (Spa)               z.t.
          57. Totschnig (Oos)              z.t.
          58. LEON VAN BON                 z.t.
          59. Ferrigato (Ita)              z.t.
          60. TRISTAN HOFFMAN              z.t.
          61. Casartelli (Ita)             z.t.
          62. Rojas (Spa)                  z.t.
          63. Diaz Zabala (Spa)            z.t.
          64. Museeuw (Bel)                z.t.
          65. Tafi (Ita)                   z.t.
          66. Bruyneel (Bel)               z.t.
          67. Tonkov (Rus)                 z.t.
          68. Baldinger (Dui)              z.t.
          69. Yates (GB)                   z.t.
          70. Martinello (Ita)             z.t.
          71. Marie (Fra)                  z.t.
          72. Farazijn (Bel)               z.t.
          73. Peeters (Bel)                z.t.
          74. Mauleon (Spa)                z.t.
          75. Van de Laer (Bel)            z.t.
          76. Bernard (Fra)                z.t.
          77. BART VOSKAMP                 z.t.
          78. Escartin (Spa)               z.t.
          79. Boyer (Fra)                  z.t.
          80. Talmant (Fra)                z.t.
          81. Poelnikov (Oek)              z.t.
          82. Thibout (Fra)                z.t.
          83. Sierra (Ven)                 z.t.
          84. Frison (Bel)                 z.t.
          85. Bettin (Ita)                 z.t.
          86. Skibby (Den)                 z.t.
          87. Jeker (Zwi)                  z.t.
          88. Rodriguez (Col)              z.t.
          89. Arroyo (Mex)                 z.t.
          90. Perini (Ita)                 z.t.
          91. Volpi (Ita)                  z.t.
          92. Vona (Ita)                   z.t.
          93. Jaskula (Pol)                z.t.
          94. Cornillet (Fra)              z.t.
          95. Gonzalez-Arrieta (Spa)       z.t.
          96. Kaspoetis (Lit)              z.t.
          97. Miranda (Spa)                z.t.
          98. Brasi (Ita)                  z.t.
          99. Radaelli (Ita)               z.t.
         100. Serpellini (Ita)             z.t.
         101. Munoz (Col)                  z.t.
         102. Perona (Ita)                 z.t.
         103. Galletti (Ita)               z.t.
         104. Rue (Fra)                    z.t.
         105. Gorini (Ita)                 z.t.
         106. Cubino (Spa)                 z.t.
         107. Lemarchand (Fra)             z.t.
         108. JELLE NIJDAM                 z.t.
         109. Gouvenou (Fra)               z.t.
         110. Rezze (Fra)                  z.t.
         111. Podenzana (Ita)              z.t.
         112. Mengin (Fra)                 z.t.
         113. ERIK BREUKINK                z.t.
         114. FRANS MAASSEN                z.t.
         115. Cassani (Ita)                z.t.
         116. De las Cuevas (Fra)          z.t.
         117. Pellicioli (Ita)             z.t.
         118. Wauters (Bel)                z.t.
         119. Bauer (Can)                  z.t.
         120. Garmendia (Spa)              z.t.
         121. Swart (NZl)                  z.t.
         122. Aldag (Dui)                  z.t.
         123. Buenahora (Col)              z.t.
         124. Camargo (Col)                z.t
         125. Chiesa (Ita)                 z.t.
         126. Fagnini (Ita)                z.t.
         127. Oetsjakov (Rus)              z.t.
         128. Lelli (Ita)                  z.t.
         129. Vanzella (Ita)               z.t.
         130. Dotti (Ita)                  z.t.
         131. Petito (Ita)                 z.t.
         132. Konisjev (Rus)               z.t.
         133. Barbero (Ita)                z.t.
         134. Bomans (Bel)                 z.t.
         135. Lanfranchi (Ita)             z.t.
         136. M.de Clercq (Bel)            z.t.
         137. Belli (Ita)                  z.t.
         138. Cabello (Spa)                z.t.
         139. Alonso (Spa)                 z.t.
         140. Scirea (Ita)                 z.t.
         141. Bottaro (Ita)                z.t.
         142. Abdoesjaparov (Oez)          z.t.
         143. Zanette (Ita)                z.t.
         144. Donati (Ita)                 z.t.
         145. Verdonck (Bel)               z.t.
         146. Milesi (Ita)                 z.t.
         147. Siboni (Ita)                 z.t.
         148. Jalabert (Fra)            +  0.50'
         149. ERIK DEKKER                  z.t.
         150. Colombo (Ita)                z.t.
         151. Aguirre (Col)                z.t.
         152. Vidal (Spa)                  z.t.
         153. Piziks (Let)              +  2.14'
         157. Vanderaerden (Bel)        +  2.17'
         155. Fidanza (Ita)             +  2.38'
         156. Castano (Col)             +  2.39'
         157. Moreau (Fra)              +  2.46'
         158. Bertolini (Ita)           +  2.58'
         159. Ludwig (Dui)              +  3.54'
         160. Lance (Fra)               +  4.09'
         161. Bourgeot (Fra)               z.t.
         162. Poli (Ita)                +  4.14'
         163. Stephens (Aus)               z.t.
         164. Delion (Fra)                 z.t.
         165. Colage (Ita)                 z.t.
         166. Bouvard (Fra)                z.t.
         167. Simoni (Ita)                 z.t.
         168. Lombardi (Ita)            +  4.33'
         169. Moreels (Bel)                z.t.
         170. Nelissen (Bel)               z.t.
         171. Baldato (Ita)             +  5.50'
         172. Durand (Fra)              + 13.42'
         173. Kirsipuu (Est)               z.t.
         174. Simon (Fra)                  z.t.
         175. Magnien (Fra)                z.t.
         176. P.de Clercq (Bel)            z.t.

General Classification after Stage 4

           1. Ivan Gotti (Ita)         16:19.06'
           2. Bjarne Riis (Den)         +  0.01'
           3. Melchor Mauri (Spa)       +  0.17'
           4. Alex Zulle (Zwi)          +  0.18'
           5. Johan Bruyneel (Bel)      +  0.24'
           6. Jevgeni Berzin (Rus)      +  0.27'
           7. Francesco Frattini (Ita)  +  0.30'
           8. Laurent Jalabert (Fra)    +  0.40'
           9. Bruno Cenghialta (Ita)    +  0.43'
          10. Miguel Indurain (Spa)     +  0.50'
          11. Vicente Aparicio (Spa)    +  0.51'
          12. Mariano Rojas (Spa)       +  0.53'
          13. Gabriele Colombo (Ita)    +  0.54'
          14. ERIK BREUKINK             +  1.08'
          15. Arsenio Gonzalez (Spa)    +  1.16'
          16. Tony Rominger (Zwi)       +  1.19'
          17. Guido Bontempi (Ita)      +  1.28'
          18. Javier Mauleon (Spa)      +  1.30'
          19. Fernando Escartin (Spa)   +  1.31'
          20. Jose Ramon Uriarte (Spa)  +  1.33'
          21. Andrea Tafi (Ita)         +  1.40'
          22. Laurent Brochard (Fra)    +  1.43'
          23. Frankie Andreu (VS)          z.t.
          24. Thomas Davy (Fra)         +  1.44'
          25. Gianni Bugno (Ita)        +  1.52'
          26. Hermilio Diaz Zabala(Spa) +  1.53'
          27. Bruno Thibout (Fra)       +  2.01'
          28. Maximilian Sciandri (Ita) +  2.04'
          29. Wilfried Peeters (Bel)    +  2.10'
          30. Gianluca Bortolami (Ita)  +  2.11'
          31. Lance Armstrong (VS)         z.t.
          32. Thierry Laurent (Fra)     +  2.13'
          33. Gerard Rue (Fra)          +  2.16'
          34. Nicola Loda (Ita)         +  2.18'
          35. Aitor Garmendia (Spa)     +  2.20'
          36. Johan Museeuw (Bel)       +  2.21'
          37. Laurent Madouas (Fra)     +  2.24'
          38. Alex.Gontsjenkov (Oek)    +  2.29'
          39. Thierry Marie (Fra)       +  2.30'
          40. Alvaro Mejia (Col)        +  2.33'
          41. Robin (Fra)               +  2.35'
          42. Abdoesjaparov (Oez)       +  2.37'
          43. Peron (Ita)               +  2.39'
          44. Elli (Ita)                +  2.40'
          45. Swart (NZl)               +  2.41'
          46. Dufaux (Zwi)                 z.t.
          47. Vanzella (Ita)            +  2.46'
          48. EDDY BOUWMANS             +  2.51'
          49. Yates (GB)                   z.t.
          50. Fondriest (Ita)           +  2.55'
          51. Oetsjakov (Rus)           +  2.57'
          52. Bauer (Can)               +  2.58'
          53. Baldinger (Dui)           +  3.02'
          54. Virenque (Fra)               z.t.
          55. De las Cuevas (Fra)       +  3.03'
          56. Cipollini (Ita)           +  3.04'
          57. Tonkov (Rus)              +  3.07'
          58. Chiappucci (Ita)          +  3.08'
          59. Bomans (Bel)              +  3.15'
          60. Ferrigato (Ita)           +  3.18'
          61. Pantani (Ita)             +  3.21'
          62. Bottaro (Ita)                z.t.
          63. Moncassin (Fra)           +  3.22'
          64. Bolts (Dui)               +  3.28'
          65. Alonso (Spa)              +  3.29'
          66. Zaina (Ita)               +  3.30'
          67. Lanfranchi (Ita)             z.t.
          68. Aldag (Dui)               +  3.34'
          69. Zabel (Dui)               +  3.35'
          70. Jekimov (Rus)             +  3.37'
          71. Martinello (Ita)             z.t.
          72. Zberg (Zwi)                  3.40'
          73. Cassartelli (Ita)         +  3.41'
          74. Wauters (Bel)             +  3.43'
          75. Heppner (Dui)             +  3.48'
          76. Gonzalez Arrieta (Spa)    +  3.56'
          77. Hodge (GB)                +  3.57'
          78. Podenzana (Ita)           +  4.02'
          79. Petito (Ita)              +  4.04'
          80. Siboni (ita)              +  4.06'
          81. LEON VAN BON                 z.t.
          82. Brasi (Ita)               +  4.11'
          83. Boyer (Fra)               +  4.13'
          84. Poelnikov (Rus)           +  4.16'
          85. Dotti (Ita)               +  4.24'
          86. Lecchi (Ita)              +  4.28'
          87. Perini (Ita)                 z.t.
          88. Ledanois (Fra)            +  4.30'
          89. Galletti (Ita)            +  4.40'
          90. Totschnig (Oos)              z.t.
          91. Herve (Fra)               +  4.44'
          92. Scirea (Ita)              +  4.45'
          93. Hamburger (Den)           +  4.54'
          94. Jaskula (Pol)                z.t.
          95. Pellicioli (Ita)          +  5.13'
          96. ERIK DEKKER               +  5.17'
          97. Tsjmile (Rus)             +  5.18'
          98. Van de Laer (Bel)            z.t.
          99. Boscardin (Fra)           +  5.21'
         100. Radaelli (Ita)            +  5.22'
         101. Rodriguez (Col)           +  5.23'
         102. Bernard (Fra)             +  5.28'
         103. Milesi (Ita)              +  5.32'
         104. Bettin (Ita)                 z.t.
         105. FRANS MAASSEN                z.t.
         106. Capelle (Fra)             +  5.34'
         107. Donati (Ita)              +  5.35'
         108. Lemarchand (Fra)          +  5.39'
         109. Vona (Ita)                +  5.42'
         110. Rous (Fra)                +  5.43'
         111. Zanette (Ita)             +  5.44'
         112. Konisjev (Rus)            +  5.46'
         113. Cabello (Spa)                z.t.
         114. Mengin (Fra)              +  5.50'
         115. Fagnini (Ita)             +  5.51'
         116. JELLE NIJDAM              +  6.03'
         117. Fidanza (Ita)             +  6.04'
         118. Munoz (Col)               +  6.05'
         119. Skibby (Den)              +  6.08'
         120. Gouvenou (Fra)            +  6.14'
         121. Kaspoetis (Lit)           +  6.19'
         122. Talmant (Fra)             +  6.29'
         123. MAARTEN DEN BAKKER        +  6.29'
         124. Sierra (Ven)              +  6.32'
         125. Frison (Bel)              +  6.34'
         126. Gorini (Ita)              +  6.35'
         127. Rezze (Fra)               +  6.43'
         128. Jarmann (Zwi)             +  6.45'
         129. Cubino (Spa)              +  6.49'
         130. Chiesa (Ita)              +  6.54'
         131. Volpi (Ita)               +  6.59'
         132. Farazijn (Bel)            +  7.04'
         133. Baldato (Ita)             +  7.06'
         134. Arroyo (Mex)              +  7.09'
         135. Buenahora (Col)           +  7.10'
         136. Cassani (Ita)                z.t.
         137. BART VOSKAMP              +  7.19'
         138. Vidal (Spa)               +  7.23'
         139. Lombardi (Ita)            +  7.30'
         140. Stephens (Aus)            +  7.33'
         141. Moreau (Fra)              +  7.36'
         142. Bertolini (Ita)           +  7.39'
         143. M.de Clercq (Bel)         +  7.41'
         144. TRISTAN HOFFMAN           +  7.44'
         145. Belli (Ita)               +  7.57'
         146. Piziks (Let)              +  7.58'
         147. Vanderaerden (Bel)        +  8.00'
         148. Jeker (Zwi)               +  8.02'
         149. Ludwig (Dui)              +  8.04'
         150. Camargo (Col)             +  8.05'
         151. Aguirre (Col)             +  8.07'
         152. Serpellini (Ita)          +  8.09'
         153. Edo (Spa)                 +  8.15'
         154. Perona (Ita)              +  8.59'
         155. Lance (Fra)               +  9.29'
         156. Cornillet (Fra)           +  9.37'
         157. Poli (Ita)                +  9.58'
         158. Barbero (Ita)             + 10.02'
         159. Lelli (Ita)               + 10.05'
         160. Nelissen (Bel)            + 10.18'
         161. JEROEN BLIJLEVENS         + 10.24'
         162. Bouvard (Fra)             + 10.40'
         163. Moreels (Bel)             + 10.57'
         164. Delion (Fra)              + 11.04'
         165. Bourgeot (Fra)            + 11.46'
         166. Simoni (Ita)              + 12.14'
         167. Svorada (Slw)             + 12.22'
         168. Miranda (Spa)             + 14.58'
         169. Durand (Fra)              + 15.53'
         170. Politano (Ita)            + 17.22'
         171. Verdonck (Bel)            + 17.28'
         172. Castano (Ita)             + 18.47'
         173. Simon (Fra)               + 19.22'
         174. Kirsipuu (Est)            + 19.43'
         175. Colage (Ita)              + 22.39'
         176. P.de Clercq (Bel)         + 26.13'
         177. Magnien (Fra)             + 27.10'

Green Jersey Standings

          1. Mario Cipollini (Ita)        74 pnt
             Djam.Abdoesjaparov (Oez)     74  "
          3. Laurent Jalabert (Fra)       67  "
          4. Fabio Baldato (Ita)          63  "
          5. Giovanni Lombardi (Ita)      56  "

Mountain Jersey Standings

          1. Francois Simon (Fra)         16 pnt
          2. Dimitri Konisjev (Rus)       12  "
             Richard Virenque (Fra)       12  "
          4. Yvon Ledanois (Fra)          10  "
             Peter de Clercq (Bel)        10  "

Teams Classification

          1. Gewiss (Bombini)          48:56.28'
          2. Once (Saiz)               +   1.28'
          3. Banesto (Unzue)           +   3.40'
          4. Mapei-GB (Fernandez)      +   4.17'
          5. MG (Ferretti)             +   5.45'
         10. NOVELL (JAN RAAS)         +   9.13'
         18. TVM (CEES PRIEM)          +  16.34'

6:46 PM JALABERT DEVASTATED

Frenchman Laurent Jalabert, who went down with several other riders in Le Havre, was crushed when he crossed the finish. I suppose that's it then, he told reporters. Jalabert, finishing some 50 sec after the pack, dropped down to 8th place overall.

5:50 PM - Italy in Yellow

Italian Ivan Gotti, who rides for Gewiss, donned the yellow jersey following the 162 km ride across Normandy between Alencon and Le Havre. So far he's clocked a total time of 16 hr 19 min 6 sec since the race began on Saturday. Just 1 sec behind is his teammate Bjarne Riis of Denmark. Spanish rider Melchor Mauri (ONCE) is in third place in the overall standings.

5:30 PM - Il Magnifico Wins Again

Italian rider Mario Cipollini won the sprint finish in Le Havre, completing the 162 km ride from Alencon in 3 hr 40 min 23 sec. That result gave him the best sprinter's green jersey. The Le Havre win was Cipollini's second stage victory since the race began on Saturday. German rider Erik Zabel (Telecom-ZG) came in second and Frenchman Frederic Moncassin of Novell was third.

5:17 PM - Jalabert Crashes in Le Havre

Frenchman Laurent Jalabert, wearing the leader's yellow jersey, crashed with a group of about seven riders into a guard rail in Le Havre. He got back on his bike, finishing 50 sec later than the rest of the pack. Italian Mario Cippolini won the stage.

4:49 PM - Riders Race over the Pont de Normandie

Bracing a strong wind, the racers sped over the longest single suspension bridge in the world, the Pont de Normandie. The pictures were spectacular, with the racers whizzing between the graceful supports that stretched upward like a celestial harp. The pack has another 27 km to go the finish in Le Havre.

3:59 PM - Simon Falls Behind with his Teammates

Frenchman Francois Simon, who's sporting the best climber's polka dot jersey, fell back along with two of his teammates in Castorama: Frenchmen Emmanuel Magnien and Jacky Durand. All three riders are ill. Commentators say Simon is sure to lose the polka dot jersey by the finish in Le Havre.

3:47 PM - A Second Breakaway

Frenchman Bruno Thibout of Castorama and Spaniard Francisco Cabello broke away from the pack in quick pursuit of Yvan Ledanois. Ledanois, a French rider with Gan, made the first breakaway of the day soon after the pack set off from Alencon.

3:28 PM - Frenchman Still Out in Front

Yvan Ledanois, who's celebrating his 26th birthday today, was still out in front as the pack approached the second intermediary sprint at Livarot. Ledanois of Gan has a 2 to 3 min lead on the rest of the riders. It seems unlikely, however, that he'll be able to maintain this advantage.

2:26 PM - Uzbekestan Wins another Sprint

Uzbek rider Djamolidine Aboujaparov won the first intermediary sprint at Mortree, 25 km from the start in Alencon. That gives him an extra six bonus points. Frenchman Yvon Ledanois launched an attack and is now 35 sec ahead of the pack. Ledanois turned 26 today.

1:59 PM - Belgian Rider Crashes

Soon after the riders took off from Alencon heading towards Le Havre, Belgian rider Hendrik Redant crashed and was rushed to the hospital. Officials said the 32-year-old racer with the TVM team was suffering from face injuries.

1:37 PM - The Stage Starts

The riders set off on Wednesday from Alencon heading 162 km towards the industrial port of Le Havre in Normandy. The skies are clear but the Normand winds are blowing. Frenchman Laurent Jalabert wears the coveted leader's jersey, with just an 8 sec advantage over Italian Ivan Gotti.

10:31 AM - Cyclists Head North to Le Havre

The pack heads out from Alenšon around mid-day, on a 162 km course to the port of Le Havre. Although mostly flat, the stage through lush Normandy farmland includes a couple hilly stretches, peaking at an elevation of 410 meters. Despite Gewiss' victory in the team time trial yesterday, Laurent Jalabert of Once is still sporting the yellow jersey.