2011 Tour De France Standings: Tyler Farrar Fifth In Sprint Classification After Stage 4

Tyler Farrar is in an excellent position four stages into the 2011 Tour de France as he angles for the green jersey. After picking up points in the intermediate sprint during Stage 4, Farrar kept himself within striking distance in the race for the overall sprint classification lead. Though the race is still in its early stages, Farrar is fifth in the green jersey competition, 14 points behind leader Jose Joaquin Rojas and two points behind teammate and fellow sprinter Thor Hushovd.

The early sprint standings are populated with plenty of riders who will likely not challenge for the green jersey, leaving us to project who may be around in the end by looking at the traditional sprinters. For example, both Hushovd and Farrar are considered pure sprinters vying for the sprint title, while many others are not. Mark Cavendish, who also is in the running for the green jersey, is well behind the leaders and is carrying just 34 points through for stages after he and Hushovd were relegated in Stage 3.

Here are the standings in the sprint classification of the 2011 Tour de France, courtesy of the tour's official website.

1. ROJAS Jose Joaquin 88 MOVISTAR TEAM 82 pts
2. EVANS Cadel 141 BMC RACING TEAM 80 pts
3. GILBERT Philippe 32 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 77 pts
4. HUSHOVD Thor 51 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 70 pts
5. FARRAR Tyler 54 TEAM GARMIN - CERVELO 68 pts
6. FEILLU Romain 201 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 38 pts
7. ROY Jérémy 138 FDJ 37 pts
8. VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen 31 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 36 pts
9. BOZIC Borut 202 VACANSOLEIL-DCM 36 pts
10. CONTADOR Alberto 1 SAXO BANK SUNGARD 35 pts


The Tour de France gets back underway on Wednesday at 4:30 a.m. PDT as the riders embark on another flat, sprint-oriented stage. Live coverage can be found on Versus.

For the latest on Farrar's journey, stay with our Tour de France StoryStream. For more on the race, including full coverage and results, visit SB Nation's Tour de France StoryStream or stop by Podium Cafe.

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