the australian cyclist simon clarke (Israel-Premier Tech) has won this Wednesday the fifth stage of the Tour de Francedisputed between Lille and Wallers-Arenberg over 157 kilometers, in almost 20 kilometers of infernal cobblestones that offered a great show and where Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) was powerful against his rivals on the cobbled sections.
It was a day full of difficulties especially for the leaders of the Jumbo-Visma who had to deal with various falls (Roglic Y Van Aert) and mechanical problems (Vingegaard).
The young Dane, with the invaluable help of several colleagues, including an immeasurable Van Aertwas finally able to save the stage losing only 12 seconds with Pogacarafter being almost a minute behind the Slovenian.
worst result obtained primoz roglicwho, due to a fall, lost his rope from the pack of favorites and reached the finish line with a delay of 2:08 over the winner of the last two editions of the Tour de France, despite the fact that he also had the work of several teammates to try to reduce distances.
The stage victory was taken clarke from the escape made up of six runners, but only four made it to the decisive stretch of the day: Neilson Powless (EF Education-EasyPost), Taco van der Hoorn (Intermarché), Edvald Boasson Hagen (TotalEnergies) and himself clarke. entered the last kilometer, powless He tried to surprise his teammates, but he ran out of energy and was overwhelmed by the others. In the final duel between Van der Hoorn and Clarkethe Australian took the victory very narrowly.
STAGE 5 CLASSIFICATION:
1 – CLARKE Simon Israel 3:13:35
2 – VAN DER HOORN Taco (Intermarché) mt
3 – BOASSON HAGEN Edvald (TotalEnergies) +0:02
4 – POWLESS Neilson (EF Education) +0:04
5 – CORT Magnus (EF Education) +0:30
6 – STUYVEN Jasper (Trek) +0:51
7 – POGACAR Tadej (UAE) mt
8 – PHILIPSEN Jasper (Alpecin) +1:04
9 – JAKOBSEN Fabio (Quick-Step) mt
10 – MOZZATO Luca (B&B Hotels) mt