Tour de France: Sagan victorious on Stage 5
12 Jul 18

Peter Sagan wins Stage 5 Tour de France

Above: Peter Sagan wins Stage 5 of Tour de France. [Pic: Tour de France]

IN his second Tour de France stage win of 2018, Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) has extended his lead in the green points jersey, while Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) held onto the leader’s jersey.

Sagan’s win was secured on the 204.5km stage when he went head-to-head with Bahrain-Merida’s Sonny Colbrelli in the final uphill sprint.

“I was a bit lucky because Colbrelli was coming close,” says Sagan.

“My teammates did a very good job, from the middle of the stage they were pulling in the front.

“They brought me into a good position for the final climb, and Sky started to go full gas – [Philippe] Gilbert came over and tried to attack, but we caught him.”

Current GC leader, Van Avermaet finished in seventh position behind Sagan after launching into his sprint too early.

“I think that Van Avermaet started too early and in the end, he pulled a very good sprint for me and Colbrelli,” says Sagan.

Australian GC contender Richie Porte (BMC Racing Team) ended the stage in 18th place.

Classifications after Stage 5

General Classification: Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium, BMC Racing Team)

Points Classification: Peter Sagan (Slovakia, BORA-hansgrohe)

Mountain Classification: Toms Skijins (Latvia, Trek-Segafredo)

Youth Classification: Soren Kragh Andersen (Denmark, Team Sunweb)

Stage Classification after Stage 5

  1. Peter Sagan (Slovakia, BORA-hansgrohe) 4:48:06
  2. Sonny Colbrelli (Italy, Bahrain-Merida) MT
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium, Quick-Step Floors) MT
  4. Alejandro Valverde (Spain, Movistar Team) MT
  5. Julian Alaphilippe (France, Quick-Step Floors) MT
  6. Daniel Martin (Ireland, UAE Team Emirates) MT
  7. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium, BMC Racing Team) MT
  8. Soren Kragh Andersen (Denmark, Team Sunweb) MT
  9. Andrea Pasqualon (Italy, Wanty-Groupe Gobert) MT
  10. Vincenzo Nibali (Italy, Bahrain-Merida) MT

General Classification after Stage 5

  1. Greg Van Avermaet (Belgium, BMC Racing Team) 18:22:00
  2. Tejay Van Garderen (USA, BMC Racing Team) +0:02
  3. Philippe Gilbert (Belgium, Quick-Step Floors) +0:03
  4. Geraint Thomas (Great Britain, Team Sky) +0:05
  5. Julian Alaphilippe (France, Quick-Step Floors) +0:06
  6. Bob Jungels (Luxemburg, Quick-Step Floors) +0:09
  7. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands, Team Sunweb) +0:13
  8. Soren Kragh Andersen (Denmark, Team Sunweb) MT
  9. Rigoberto Uran (Colombia, Team EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale) +0:37
  10. Rafal Majka (Poland, BORA-hansgrohe) +0:52
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