Sprinters were seen as the leading roles of stage 5 and they were, sometimes unwittingly. Andre Greipel logically snatched his second win of this Tour in similar weather conditions as the first in the rain and wind of Zealand. By contrast, France's Nacer Bouhanni, who was looking forward to this long stretch along the battlefield of WWI, crashed after 11 km and was forced out prematurely. In the finale, Greipel overpowered Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish to strengthen his green jersey while...
Peter Sagan again missed victory by the slimmest margin in a sprint he started too late. But the Slovak, who retained his young rider white jersey, insisted it had been a good day for him.
The stage in videos
- On-board camera
- The Flamme rouge - The last kilometre
- Landscape of the day
- Buzz of the day
- La minute maillot jaune LCL
- [Official Teaser] Tour de France 2015
- Stage Analysis by Eddy Seigneur (Team...
- Safety 2015
- Le marais audomarois
- The towns 2015 : visit Amiens
- The towns 2015 : visit Arras
The stage in pictures
Tour de France 2015 - 08/07/2015 - 5ème Etape - Arras/ Amiens - Les coureurs devant le Memorial australien de Villers Bretonneux © ASO/B.Bade
A sporting view
Arras Communauté Urbaine
A major fair town back in the Middle Age, Arras welcomed thousands of tradesmen on its Grand-Place, today part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Nowadays, the most famous rock and pop artists, including Prince, Sting, Stromae or Ben Harper, show up in Arras for the Main Square Festival.
A few years ago, Johnny Hallyday had performed there… behind the steering wheel of a 4by4 car at the start of the 2002 Dakar rally. The peloton of the Tour also took off from the city on three occasions, the last time in 2014.
Prefecture of Pas-de-Calais (62)
Specialities: chitterlings, porcelain, cheese hearts, cobbles, chocolate rats
Economy: food, transport/logistics, electrical industry, chemicals
Sports: ASPTT Arras (women's basketball), Rugby Club d'Arras
Personalities: Robespierre, Vidocq, Pierre-Jean Jouve (writer), Guy Mollet (prime minister)
Festivals: Main Square Festival, Musikampus, popular expression and social critique book festival, International Film Festival
The last time the Tour came to Amiens in 2004, the peloton arrived on the road from Chartres and a breakaway including Thomas Voeckler, launching his prestigious career in yellow, was heading for glory. The stage was eventually claimed by another member of that group: Stuart O'Grady. The victory of the Australian sprinter in Amiens came as a sign to history. Indeed in 1918, during the first World War, troops from Down Under had managed to stop a German military offensive just before it reached the city.
Prefecture of the Somme (80)
Economy: automotive suppliers, call and customer relations' centres, two major industrial and logistical complexes, digital support, healthcare, agro alimentary industry, energy
Specialities: macaroons, chocolate tuiles, duck pâté, pear tart, ficelle picarde (savoury pancake)
Sport: Amiens Sporting Club (football), Hockey Club Amiens Somme (Magnus League), Amiens Métropole Swimming (elite) and national swimming centre, Amiens Longueau Métropole Volleyball (women's elite division)
Personalities: Jules Verne, Choderlos de Laclos, Bernard Quennehen (cyclist), Jean-Luc Van den Heede (sailor), Jeremy Stravius (swimmer), Robert Marchand, Jean-Pierre Pernaud, Delahousse Laurent, Thierry Adam (journalists)
Festivals: La Rue est à Amiens, International Film Festival, Comics' Festival
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