According to the official website, 32 including Hindley (at 22s GC), Wout van Aert, French national champion Valentin Madouas, Jack Haig, Rigoberto Uran, Emanuel Buchmann, Giulio Ciccone and Julian Alaphilippe. It is said that a human rider is leading the way…
Quinn Simmons (Riddle Trek) falls in the middle of the road in the chasing group and crashes. He got a lot of rashes on the street and his kit got ripped, but at least he’s trying to keep going for now.
Hindley’s lead widened to more than a minute. This could be a very dangerous move for the UAE and other GC favorites.
The UAE continues to chase down the group of about 50 riders in front, and Jay Hindley (Bora Hansgrohe) is the top rider in the GC.
A front group of 50 riders, including Van Aert, formed and held around 30 seconds in the remainder of the peloton.
At this stifling stage start, a group of 20 riders, including GC Jay Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), managed to escape, only to be driven back by the peloton equivalents. .
Jacobsen, who has almost regained contact, is again over a minute behind. It’s going to be a tough day for the Soudal-Quickstep sprinters, who are struggling with injuries from a disorganized finish to stage four.
140 km to go
In the first 20 kilometers, the average speed reached nearly 48 kilometers per hour, and the pressure of the fast start caused the group to split up for a moment, but even though they were lined up wide in front, they did not move for more than a few seconds.
With Jakobsen and Molkoff now just meters behind the peloton, the Dutch sprinter’s minor crisis seems to be over.
The team returned to square one with nine men including Julian Alaphilippe (Saudal Quickstep) and Rigoberto Urán (EF Education EasyPost).
Latour will be joined by eight other riders in the lead pack, but it’s still a very tense start and it’s unclear if the break will stick.
Jakobsen was weaving between the team cars with the support of team-mate Michael Molkoff, about 30 seconds behind the main peloton.
Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma) and stage 2 winner Victor Rafay (Cofidis) are both trying to get going, but the peloton has seen a lot of ups and downs.
Crash victim Fabio Jacobsen (Soudal Quickstep) is struggling with his fast pace as he tries to get past a number of attacks.
About today’s Tour de France menu
Km 0: Start – Po
48.8 km: sprint – Lannes en Balletout
87.5 km: Climb – Col du Soudet: HC: 15.2km, 7.2%
124.8 km: climb – Col d’Ichère – Cat.3: 4.2km at 7%
144.2 km: climb – Marie Blanc Pass – Cat. 1: 7.7km at 8.6%
Km 162.7: Finish – Laruns
According to the official race website, Shermose is back in the pack.
151 kilometers to go
At 11km into the race, Latour held a lead of around 10 seconds as many other attempts failed. This is a much earlier start than Stage 4’s early snoozefests.
Tour de Suisse winner Matthias Schermouse (Trek-Segafredo) crashed and got back on his bike. Former TOUR stage winner Dylan Teens (Israel Premier Tech) will also participate.
Below is a quick note on how GC is currently playing. Provided by: fast cycling. You can expect some big changes before the end of today’s game.
This is the official weather forecast for today. Most importantly, it will be a dry descent as there is no chance of rain. The current temperature is moderate at 22.9°C.
It may be cloudy in the afternoon.
No danger of rain.
The temperature is 19-23°C.
Northwesterly winds average 10 km/h, with gusts of up to 25-30 km/h.
The first attack of stage 5 has already started with 3km to go. France’s Pierre Latour (Total Energy) steps forward.
The first 50km or so are flat, but today’s race is all about mountains. Neilson Powles (EF Education Easy Post) leads with 18 points ahead of Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), but the potential for up to 32 points over three climbs today is unknown. Worth keeping in mind. The largest increase is his 20 at the top of the Passe de Sude, his 10 on the Marie Blanc and his 2 on the Ischer Pass.
The fifth stage of the 2023 Tour de France has officially begun. 162.7 kilometers left.
This is the 66th stage of the Tour, which starts in Pau, the town that first appeared on the Grands Boucle route in 1930.
My colleague Dan Ostanek has written a nice preview of today’s first alpine stage. Click the link below to read.
‘Attack in the Pyrenees – ignite GC skirmishes in the early mountains of the Tour de France
🤳 Starting line selfie by @NPowless – @EFproccycling 🔴⚪️ Sur la ligne de départ !#TDF2023 pic.twitter.com/yg9XMBxIgmJuly 5, 2023
Only two non-starters today have been confirmed: Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana Kazakhstan) and Jacopo Guarnieri (Lotto Dzystony). That leaves 172 riders for the Tour peloton in 2023.
Well, enough of the history of past tours. Let’s go back to the present. The peloton has just started to unfold, a 9km neutral section before the real race action begins.
And here is a photo of Pogacar crossing the finish line in Larlance in 2020. This is the fastest of the five-man group and the first Tour stage of his career. (Since then he has taken 8 more).
By the way, Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) finished 4th on this day, and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) finished 5th, but this result will boost the morale of these two riders today as well. It will be.
Pogacar famously won Laruns three years ago, again on a stage that started at Pau and also ended on the Marie Blanc pass. The million-dollar question is, will history repeat itself today?
Here’s a shot of Tadej Pogacar heading into today’s start
Stage 5 features the fifth-highest vertical climb of the entire race at over 3,600 meters, and is expected to be a veritable baptism of wildfire.
For the rest of the field, Stage 5 will be a much different pot of fish as the Tour heads into the Pyrenees via two very hilly stages and two bunch sprint stages. A very rigorous early test of climbing form and potentially major. GC match.
It was confirmed today that Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana Kazakhstan) and Jacopo Guarnieri (Lotto Dustony) are out of the starters. Both riders fractured their collarbones in crashes at Tuesday’s tumultuous bunch sprint finish, while the Italian also fractured one of his ribs.
Stage 5 rollout is scheduled to start at 13:05 CET, and after a long neutral section, the actual race starts at 13:25 CET.
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