Roux doubles up in Lorraine
Anthony Roux of FDJ claimed his second sprint victory at the Circuit de Lorraine as he won stage four in Rehlingen.
Stage one winner Roux beat Rui Faria Da Costa and Sébastien Hinault to the line at the end of a 175.5km ride from Baccarat.
Three escapees, Romain Zingle (Cofidis), Jonathan Hively (Saur Sojasun) and Gianluca Maggiore (Ceramica Flaminia), attacked after 37km and had a 2:20 advantage on the pack with 40km to go.
But they were reeled in 25km from the finish to set up a bunch gallop.
Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil), the winner of Friday’s stage, holds a five second lead on GC over Julien Simon going into Sunday’s final stage with Roux a further second back.