Tour de France 2019: Sagan wins in Colmar, Alaphilippe still in yellow

The Tour ventures into the Vosges on the fifth day of action. Pure sprinters are dropped on the intermediate climbs before Peter Sagan outguns Wout Van Aert and Matteo Trentin on the line in Colmar. Julian Alaphilippe retains the race-lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Tour de France 2019

1. Peter Sagan (svk)
2. Wout Van Aert (bel) s.t.
3. Matteo Trentin (ita) s.t.
4. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
5. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel( s.t.
6. Julien Simon (fra) s.t.
7. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
8. Nils Politt (ger) s.t.
9. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
10. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Wout Van Aert (bel) + 0.14
3. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.25
4. George Bennett (nzl) s.t.
5. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.40
6. Egan Bernal (col) s.t.
7. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.45
8. Enric Mas (spa) + 0.46
9. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.50
10. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.51

11. Michael Woods (can) s.t.
12. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
13. Thibaut Pinot (fra) + 0.52
14. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.53
15 Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
21. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.01
23. Adam Yates (gbr) + 1.06
25. Jakob Fuglsang (den) s.t.
29. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 1.11
34. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 1.19
35. Daniel Martin (irl) + 1.28
37. Nairo Quintana (col) + 1.30
39. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
43. Richie Porte (aus) + 1.43
46. Romain Bardet (fra) + 1.44

Race report
It takes 23 kilometres for KOM-leader Wellens, Clarke, Skujins and Wurtz Schmidt to open up a gap. It widens to 2 minutes before the peloton takes the reins.

Wellens is the first rider over the Côte de Grendelbruch and Haut-Koenigsbourg.

The pure spinters lose contact with the peloton on the Côte des Trois Épis, while Skujins heads out alone in the lead group. He is the first rider at the summit with Wellens in second.

The main group overhauls Skujins on the Côte des Cinq Châteaux.

Rui Costa jumps clear with 7 kilometres remaining and he opens up a gap of 12 seconds. The former World Champion is caught 2 kilometres before the line.

Sagan is in a class of his own in the ensuing sprint. Van Aert pips Trentin for second place.

Alaphillippe finishes in tenth place to stay in the overall lead.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2019 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2019 stage 5: route, profiles, more

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