After missing out on the yellow jersey for three days in a row, Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick Step) made it in Cambrai after breaking away solo with 3.1km to go. He was a member of a front group comprising all GC favorites at the exception of Thibaut Pinot following a spectacular stage on the cobblestones in north of France. The German scores his fifth stage victory at the Tour de France and moved into the lead for the first time with 12 seconds lead over Chris Froome who didn't try to hold onto...
Taking the yellow jersey after all the bad luck I've in the last three days, and also today with the flat tyre towards the end, it's a super nice story and it makes me super happy. Matteo Trentin gave me his bike straight away after I punctured, then I had to be focused because it wasn't my bike, I had some difficulties to brake and I had lost a lot of energy in the chase. Michal Golas did a great job bringing me back to the front group. This morning Tom Boonen gave me a call to talk about...
The stage in videos
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- Les terrils du bassin minier
- The towns 2015 : visit Cambrai
The stage in pictures
Tour de France 2015 - 07/07/2015 - 4ème Etape - Seraing / Cambrai - Thibaut PINOT (FDJ) est le grand perdant du jour : il a subi des problèmes mécaniques qui l'ont finalement relégué à 3'23'' du vainqueur et déjà 6'30'' de retard au général. © ASO/B.Bade
A sporting view
Neighbour of Liège that also became a stronghold of the steel industry at the time of the industrial revolution, Seraing welcomed a great number of workers who helped in its development. The waves of Italian immigrants creating a large community in the city pushed the Giro to organise the start of its 2006 edition. The Tour de France visited the city on three occasions. In 2012, the finish at Seraing was the scene of the first victory of a rider born in the nineties, Peter Sagan.
Town in the province of Liège, nicknamed the Iron City
Specialities: Liège meatballs, peket (a gin-like aperitif), rice tart, white pudding, Liège waffles, Hervé cheese, beer
Economy: coal, steel, iron, electricity, crystal and glassware
Sports: Jeunesse Jemeppe (handball), Seraing United, Standard de Liège (football), cycling
Celebrities: John Cockerill (industrialist), Joseph Merlot (politician), Michael Franck (singer), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (filmmakers)
Festivals and events: Festival of Wallonia, Crystal Discovery (at the Château du Val Saint-Lambert)
Well before the Tour de France, the Tour de Gaule d'Astérix (1965) stopped over in the northern common. The course imagined by the creators of the comic book, René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo took Astérix and Obélix to Camaracum where the two heroes bought and enjoyed the famous Bêtises, the typical mint sweets of Cambrai. To welcome the pack of la Grande Boucle, the inhabitants of the city had to wait until the 21st century. Two starts were held in Cambrai including the last one in 2010.
A sub-prefecture of the North
Specialities: boiled sweets, Tome de Cambrai cheese, Vivat beer, Diot chocolates
Economy: textiles, printing, sweets
Sports: women's volleyball team (pro B), women's hockey team
Celebrities: Louis Blériot (aviator), Fénelon (archbishop), Florian Senechal (cyclist)
Festivals: Boogy Woogy (music, January), American Journeys (country and western, May), Juventus (chamber music, July),) Town festival, autumn scenes, Féodales de Cambrai medieval festival.
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