Peter Sagan outsprints Wout van Aert and Matteo Trentin in Stage 5 of Tour de France
Jul 10 2019 11:32 pm CET

Peter Sagan outsprints Wout van Aert and Matteo Trentin in Stage 5 of Tour de France
Peter Sagan outsprints Wout van Aert and Matteo Trentin in Stage 5 of Tour de France
Peter Sagan (c)Bora-hansgrohe / VeloImages

Peter Sagan has beaten the competition at the final sprint of the fifth stage in the Tour de France. The rider launched a strong sprint that Wout van Aert and Matteo Trentin couldn't match.

The fifth stage of the French grand tour was over a rolling route of 175.5 kilometres of length and included two climbs of the third category and two of the second category. In the first 20 kilometres, the breakaway of the day was formed and included Tim Wellens, Mads Würtz Schmidt, Simon Clarke and Toms Skujins.

The front quartet created a gap of more than three minutes with the pack and at the last climb -due to the toughness and the rhythm, Skujins was left alone in front but shortly after was reeled back in by the peloton. At that same climb, Dimension Data's Edvald Boasson Hagen suffered a mechanical and had to change bikes, which left him chasing for the peloton, where he finally arrived with 10 kilometres to go.

With seven kilometres to go UAE-Team Emirates' Rui Costa launched an attack and created a small gap with the rest, but the rhythm of the teams that wanted a final sprint managed to catch him with three kilometres to go. Mitchelton-Scott's Daryl Impey took control of the pace working for Matteo Trentin but right after, Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) launched a strong sprint that nobody could match.

Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert and Trentin finished just after the former multiple World Champion. Bahrain-Merida's Sonny Colbrelli and CCC Team's Greg Van Avermaet completed the top five of the day. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) maintained the Yellow Jersey for another day.






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