• Chris Froome crashed early on but made his way back into the race
  • The riders were heading east from Le Touquet Paris-Plage to Lille
  • Thomas Voeckler and Luis Angel Mate attacked from the gun to form the breakway
  • Froome visited the race doctor after crashing in the opening kilometres
  • The early crash took down a host of riders
  • The 2013 Tour winner showed off his wounds as he made it safely back into the bunch
  • After three days in Britain the peloton returned to familiar French scenery
  • Xabier Zandio and Team Sky marshalled Froome through the rest of the stage
  • The breakaway duo worked well to establish an advantage...
  • ...but Voeckler pushed on solo following a mechanical for Mate
  • The sun was out for the 163.5km long route
  • Richie Porte worked hard to keep Froome safe following his crash
  • The riders were looking nervous as they approached the finale
  • The day ended in a hectic sprint finish in Lille...
  • ...and it was Marcel Kittel who made it three wins from four stages
  • Koen De Kort congratulated his team-mate on the win
  • Vincenzo Nibali finished safely in the bunch to hold onto the yellow jersey

Tour de France stage four gallery

Chris Froome crashed early on but made his way back into the race