Stage 5 of the Tour de France and our man Serge Pauwels jumped into the break of the day. These are our impressions from the stage!.
Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing) won the 5th stage of the Tour de France and the Belgian also moved into the overall race lead. Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) finished in 2nd place and Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) rounded out the stage podium. Today was the first stage of the 2016 Tour de France that saw any significant amount of climbing as riders had to deal with just over 2000m of ascent between Limoges and Le Lioran. While 2000m climbing is not a huge amount by Tour de France standards, the majority of the climbing was squashed into the final 50km of the stage. With the GC.
Stage 4 was the longest of this year’s Tour de France. Our very own Natnael Berhane led the peloton for most of the day and Gruber Images caught it on camera..