Primoz Roglic took possession of both the yellow and green jerseys after winning stage four of Paris-Nice.

The Jumbo-Visma  rider attacked from the peloton three kilometres from the summit finish to claim the leader’s yellow jersey from Stefan Biggegger of EF Education-Nippo, who finished over eight minutes further back.

Roglic now leads the race by 35 seconds from Bora-Hansgrohe’s Max Schachmann and took over as leader of the points classification from Sam Bennett as well after also winning an intermediate sprint.

Roglic has 27 points, with the Irishman and Denmark's Mads Pederson both on 21. Bennett will wear green again tomorrow, however, as Roglic will be in yellow.

As he had expected, Bennett didn't figure in the sprints on the mountainous 187.6km trip from Chalon-sur-Saone to Chiroubles, but he believes tomorrow's stage is a realistic target.

Bennett and his fellow sprinters come back into focus on the flatter stage five from Vienne to Bollène, though an uncategorised climb in the last 10km could be crucial in the final shake-up. 

Giro d'Italia winner Tao Geoghegan Hart is out of the race after coming off his bike on the descent of today's penultimate climb, Mont Brouilly, around 19km from the end.

The 25-year-old Londoner remounted and attempted to finish the stage with the help of his Ineos Grenadiers team-mates but was in obvious pain with injuries to his right arm and leg and abandoned short of the line.

"Not our race this year," the team wrote on Twitter. "Sadly stage four concludes at Paris-Nice without Tao Geoghegan Hart.

"The young Brit was forced to abandon following a crash in the closing kilometres. He will now head to hospital for further assessment. Medical update to follow later."

Meanwhile, Roglic's team-mate Wout van Aert won the opening stage of Tirreno-Adriatico in a sprint finish, with Irish Trek-Segafredo rider Ryan Mullen finishing safely in the pack.