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A wet start to stage four of the Tour de France

The fourth stage of the Tour de France started out soggy, though by the end you wouldn't have known it. Read on to find out who edged out Contador in a finish that was too close to call.

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Fans shelter themselves from rain, prior to the start of the fourth stage of the 2011 Tour de France.

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Belgium's Philippe Gilbert rides under the rain in the 172.5 km fourth stage of the 2011 Tour de France cycling race between Lorient and Mur-de-Bretagne, western France, on Wednesday, July 5.

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The pack cycles during the 4th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Lorient and Mur-de-Bretagne, Western France, on Tuesday, July 5.

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The pack cycles during the 4th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Lorient and Mur-de-Bretagne, Western France, on Tuesday, July 5.

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