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The Tour de Suu will have to settle for a fourth place finish this week after a three-day crash on Wednesday that left three riders dead.
The riders were heading to the start in Toulouse on a day of spectacular weather that included snow and rain, with the race cancelled in the Alps after the first two stages.
With the crash on Thursday, they will need to settle with a third-place finish, with their total points tally just a tenth of a point behind the leaders, with a two-day breakaway on track.
They are not yet known to have made any major changes to their plan, with stage five of the race on the line for the leaders.
Ahead of that, the race will begin with a stage for the sprinters, which will see them try to get a breakthrough in the first climb of the day, which they will do without injured rider Niki Terpstra.
After a tough start to the race, the stage will finish in the small town of La Rochelle, which has a population of just 5,500.
The race is known to be a tricky one, with plenty of uphill finishes on the final days, and a number of tough climbs that make it difficult for the favourites to hold the gap on the field.
However, there is also a stage where the favourites have a chance to close the gap, which is a difficult climb in the shape of the Col de L’Avenir.
The two-stage breakaway has the race in their sights, and they have already proved they are not too far behind the others, having taken two wins in the opening three days.
In the end, they need to pick up three points to be in the lead group.
The leader of the breakaway is Tom Dumoulin, who is the clear favourite to win the race.
He has been training hard in preparation for this week’s stage, and has a clear advantage on the leaders as he is on the front row.
The other two leaders are Daniel Oss, who has been leading the race all season, and Fabian Cancellara, who won the last race with the sprinter Niki Caruso.
Cancellara will be looking to make his mark in the sprints, but is not too keen on trying to carry a lead in the final stages.
He said: “I’m going to be focusing on the last stages and the sprint, which I feel really good.
I’m not too worried about it.
I know that the teams are prepared and I’ll try to try to do my best.”
The Tour de Suzul is scheduled to start in the French Alps on Friday morning, with another stage of the Tour starting on Saturday afternoon in the same location.
The winner of that stage will be crowned the Tour of France’s first female champion.
The results of the first stage of Suu are expected to be announced later this week.