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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 5

Tour de FranceSaint-Dié-des-Vosges > Colmar

Distance: 175.5 kilometers.

This entire stage is in the Alsace which has been an area of dispute between France and Germany for centuries, which explains the mixture of French and German place names. It is classified as “hilly”. The riders spend 41 kilometers on the fairly flat terrain of the Alsace plain before climbing the cat 3 Côte de Grendelbruch (3.4 km 4.9% grade). Back down to the plain for the intermediate sprint at Heiligenstein (71 km). The riders stay in high gear until 109.5 km and the cat 2 Côte du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (5.9 km 5.8% grade). Back to high gear until 140.5 km and another cat 2, Côte des Trois-Épis (4.9 km 6.8%). They still aren’t done because at 156 km Côte des Cinq Châteaux (cat 3 4.6 km 6.1%) awaits. After all that expect a bunch sprint at the finish.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) [Yellow] 18h 44′ 12″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 144 points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 17 points
White Jersey Wout Van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 088 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 )
Combative: Toms Skujins ( Lat – TFS – 137 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Team Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 081-088 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top Ten:
1 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) –
2 Wout Van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 088 ) + 00h 00′ 14″
3 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 00′ 25″
4 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 00′ 25″
5 Michael Matthews ( Aus – SUN – 141 ) + 00h 00′ 40″
6 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 00′ 40″
7 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 45″
8 Enric Mas ( Spa – DQT – 025 ) + 00h 00′ 46″
9 Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) + 00h 00′ 50″
10 Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) + 00h 00′ 51″

The Rest of the Top 30:

11 Michael Woods ( Can – EF1 – 098 ) + 00h 00′ 51″
12 Wilco Kelderman ( Ned – SUN – 146 ) + 00h 00′ 51″
13 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 00′ 52″
14 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 00′ 53″
15 Tejay Van Garderen ( USA – EF1 – 097 ) + 00h 00′ 53″
16 Sonny Colbrelli ( Ita – TBM – 043 ) + 00h 00′ 56″
17 Matteo Trentin ( Ita – MTS – 107 ) + 00h 00′ 57″
18 David Gaudu ( Fra – GFC – 053 ) + 00h 00′ 57″
19 Rudy Molard ( Fra – GFC – 056 ) + 00h 00′ 57″
20 Nicolas Roche ( Irl – SUN – 148 ) + 00h 01′ 00″
21 Vincenzo Nibali ( Ita – TBM – 041 ) + 00h 01′ 01″
22 Alexey Lutsenko ( Kaz – AST – 076 ) + 00h 01′ 06″
23 Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 101 ) + 00h 01′ 06″
24 Daryl Impey ( RSA – MTS – 105 ) + 00h 01′ 06″
25 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 071 ) + 00h 01′ 06″
26 Luis León Sanchez ( Spa – AST – 078 ) + 00h 01′ 06″
27 Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia ( Spa – AST – 072 ) + 00h 01′ 06″
28 Patrick Konrad ( Aut – BOH – 014 ) + 00h 01′ 11″
29 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 012 ) + 00h 01′ 11″
30 Nicolas Edet ( Fra – COF – 153 ) + 00h 01′ 18″

Note: Wikipedia has a simple article on the Mountain classification used on the Tour. The basic fact is that climbs fall into five types, with the four numbered types decreasing in difficulty as the numbers get larger, and then there is the Hors Catégorie, literally “without category”, which generally makes you look for an elevator or Sherpas.

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