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Le Tour 2022 – Stage 5

Tour de France Lille Métropole > Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut

Distance: 157.0 kilometers.

A Hilly stage with no Category climbs, but with 11 sections of cobblestones between the 79 km marker and the finish. This portends broken bikes and injured riders.

The intermediate sprint is at 37.2 km at Mérignies.

Yellow Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Yellow] 16 hours 17 minutes 22 seconds
Green Jersey Fabio Jakobsen (DQT – 051) [Green] 126 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146) [Polka Dot] 11 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 4

Stage winner: Simon Clarke (ISN – 193)
Combative: Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Ineos Grenadiers ( IGD – 021-028 ) [Yellow numbers]

Jack Haig (TBV – 081) and Michael Gogl (AFC – 103) have withdrawn from the race which is not as bad as I expected. It remains to be seen if some riders don’t make tomorrow’s start. Ineos is only 1 second ahead of Jumbo in the team standings (combined times of the team’s top three riders).

Top 10 below the fold

1 Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) 16h 17′ 22″
2 Neilson Powless (EFN – 147) + 00h 00′ 13″
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (TDE – 182) + 00h 00′ 14″
4 Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) + 00h 00′ 19″
5 Yves Lampaert (DQT – 056) + 00h 00′ 25″
6 Mads Pedersen (TFS – 171) + 00h 00′ 36″
7 Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) + 00h 00′ 40″
8 Adam Yates (IGD – 028) + 00h 00′ 48″
9 Thomas Pidcock (IGD – 025) + 00h 00′ 49″
10 Geraint Thomas (IGD – 021) + 00h 00′ 50″

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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