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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 5

Tour de FranceChangé > Laval Espace Mayenne

Distance: 27.2 kilometers.

An Indivual Time Trial stage with no climbs. Intermediate times are taken at Saint-Jean-sur-Mayenne (8.8 km) and Bonchamp-lès-Laval (21.2 km). Riders leave the start every 1½ minutes (about 4½ hours for all of the riders to start, and under an hour to the finish.)

Yellow Jersey Mathieu Van Der Poel (AFC – 101 ) [Yellow] 16 hours 51 minutes 41 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055 ) [Green] 89 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Ide Schelling (BOH – 078 ) [Polka Dot] 5 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001 )
Team: Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 011-018 ) [Yellow numbers]

Tadej Pogačar’s average speed was 51 kph (about 30 mph). This was the first stage in this year’s Tour without accidents or withdrawals. Everyone started and finished the stage. The sign waver who caused the major accident on Stage 1 is in custody.

Top 30 below the fold

1 Mathieu Van Der Poel (AFC – 101 )
2 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 08″
3 Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
4 Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051 ) + 00h 00′ 48″
5 Alexey Lutsenko (APT – 188 ) + 00h 01′ 21″
6 Pierre Latour (TEN – 201 ) + 00h 01′ 28″
7 Rigoberto Uran (EFN – 111 ) + 00h 01′ 29″
8 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018 ) + 00h 01′ 43″
9 Richard Carapaz (IGD – 022 ) + 00h 01′ 44″
10 Primož Roglič (TJV – 011 ) + 00h 01′ 48″
11 Kasper Asgreen (DQT – 052 ) + 00h 01′ 49″
12 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021 ) + 00h 01′ 54″
13 Wilco Kelderman (BOH – 073 ) + 00h 01′ 56″
14 Enric Mas (MOV – 065 ) + 00h 01′ 58″
15 Bauke Mollema (TFS – 044 ) + 00h 02′ 08″
16 Jakob Fuglsang (APT – 181 ) + 00h 02′ 16″
17 David Gaudu (GFC – 081 ) + 00h 02′ 35″
18 Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136 ) + 00h 02′ 45″
19 Vincenzo Nibali (TFS – 041 ) + 00h 02′ 55″
20 Sergio Andres Higuita (EFN – 114 ) + 00h 03′ 06″
21 Peio Bilbao (TBV – 162 ) + 00h 03′ 24″
22 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (BEX – 172 ) + 00h 03′ 24″
23 Søren Kragh Andersen (DSM – 141 ) + 00h 03′ 38″
24 Sergio Luis Henao (TQA – 191 ) + 00h 03′ 55″
25 Richie Porte (IGD – 026 ) + 00h 03′ 58″
26 Lucas Hamilton (BEX – 174 ) + 00h 03′ 59″
27 Sonny Colbrelli (TBV – 163 ) + 00h 04′ 23″
28 Toms Skujins (TFS – 046 ) + 00h 04′ 29″
29 Emanuel Buchmann (BOH – 072 ) + 00h 04′ 31″
30 Stefan Küng (GFC – 086 ) + 00h 04′ 39″

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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