Stage 4 of Le Tour was a mere 237.5KM - making it the longest stage of the 2016 edition. The stage profile and average speed ensured this was no "cafe" ride - despite being 14KM longer than yesterday's stage - dubbed a "cafe ride" by many participants, today's stage was completed 30 minutes quicker.
Following such a monster stage, and another cheeky uphill finish to sting the legs, the post-stage hotel transfer was mercifully short - just 4KM for Patrick.
Some of the BORA - ARGON 18 boys decided rather than a traditional post-race cooldown on turbo trainers by the team bus, they would instead roll back to their team hotel at a leisurely pace.
After a really tough day in the saddle let's hope team chef @VigourChef has prepared something tasty again for dinner.