Britain's Bradley Wiggins heads into Thursday's time trial as leader of the Criterium du Dauphine.
The 32-year-old retained his lead over Australia's Cadel Evans following Wednesday's third stage, the 167km run from Givors to La Clayette.
That was won by Wiggins' Team Sky colleague Edvald Boasson Hagen.
The Norwegian came in ahead of Germany's Gerald Ciolek, in second, and third-placed Slovenian Borut Bozic.
"It was a nice day for the team because we had the yellow jersey but we didn't really have to work," Boasson Hagen told the Team Sky website.
"The team did a good job to keep Bradley up the front and I could just sit behind.
"I'm here mainly to help him to win the race but I got the chance today to try to sprint.
"We have a really strong team here with Bradley in the lead and we'll cross our fingers that we can keep the yellow jersey the whole week."