Wednesday July 8th, 2015

Stage 5Arras Communauté Urbaine / Amiens Métropole

Start 13h00 (Local time)

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Summary

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Summary

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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...

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interview08.07.2015

Peter Sagan: "It was good"

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.

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Andre Greipel powered his way to his second stage victory in this Tour de France but it was a different script from the first in Zealand.

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Yellow jersey holder Tony Martin (EQS) made it clear he had no time to enjoy the yellow jersey on the slippery roads of stage 5.

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Sporting stakes07.07.2015

A course made for sprinters

Stage 5 is pretty long with 189.5km with many changes of direction and a course exposed to the wind. It's a celebration of the braveness of Anglophone soldiers who lost their lives during World War I, passing near the Canadian memorial of Vimy, the British cemetery of Sailly-Saillisel, the necropolis of Rancourt, the historial of the Big War in Péronne, the South African memorial of Bois Delville in Longueval, the franco-british memorial of Thieval and the last one in Villers-Bretonneux...

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