Friday, July 9, 2010

Tour De France: Stage 5

Another stage for the sprinters and this time Mark Cavendish came through with the win.  Tyler Farrar looked like he was in a great position taking the final turn, but he took a bad line and never had a shot at the win. 

This is a big win for Cavendish.  As I said before he has really struggled this season to find his form and people were beginning to question his abilities.  Well in this stage his showed his speed with an easy win.

No change in the overall.  Stage 6 could setup for another sprint, but it gets a bit bumpy near the end and that could lead to a breakaway win.

General classification after stage 5
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 22:59:45
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:23
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:39
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:46
5 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:01:01
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:09
7 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:19
8 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:01:31
9 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:01:40
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:42

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