Tour de France 2018: Peter Sagan wins fifth stage as Van Avermaet keeps yellow
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Tour de France 2018: Peter Sagan wins fifth stage as Van Avermaet keeps yellow

tour de france 2018

 

Three-time world champion has just won stage five of this season’s Tour de France which started last Saturday.

 

The Bora-Hansgrobe champion, Peter Sagan, was able to fight and hold off Brahrain-Merida’s rider Sonny Colbrelli in an intense sprint right after the steepest uphill rise of the Tour so far closing his second stage victory in this season’s race.

 

Yesterday’s fifth stage saw Quick-Step’s Philippe Gilbert pick up bonus some seconds leaving Thomas down one place to general classification, only five seconds off first place, Van Avermaet.

 

Four-time Tour de France winner Froome is now in the 15th position, 57 seconds behind yellow jersey while Mitchelton-Scott’s Adam Yates sits only five seconds behind Froome in 16th place.

 

Tour de France fifth stage results

 

Peter Sagan (SVK) BORA-Hansgrohe – 4hrs 48mins 06secs

Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) Bahrain-Merida Same

Philippe Gilbert (BEL) Quick-Step Floors

Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Movistar Team

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) Quick-Step Floors

Daniel Martin (IRL) UAE Team Emirates

Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) BMC Racing Team

Soren Kragh (DEN) Team Sunweb

Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) Bahrain – Merida

 

General classification so far

 

Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team – 18:22:00

Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team +2

Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors +3

Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky +5

Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Quick-Step Floors +6

Bob Jungels (Lux) Quick-Step Floors +9

Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb +13

Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb +13

Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale +37

Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe +52

 


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