So extra power will come in handy on the finishing straight in Privas. That, and a perfect timing, as the last few hundred metres runs false flat uphill.
Arguably, Peter Sagan is the man to beat. Last year, the multiple World Champion outgunned Wout van Aert and Matteo Trentin at the end of a race through the Vosges Mountains. It turned out to be his only win on the 2019 Tour de France, while he won three stages in 2018.
A lot of fast finishers chose to participate in the Giro this year, which obviously increases the chances for the sprinters who do race the Tour de France.
Alexander Kristoff took the sprint finish at the end of the rain-soaked 1st stage, while Caleb Ewan outgunned Sam Bennett in Sisteron on day three.
Favourites 5th stage 2020 Tour de France
*** Peter Sagan, Caleb Ewan, Wout van Aert
** Alexander Kristoff, Sam Bennett, Mads Pedersen
* Cees Bol, André Greipel, Giacomo Nizzolo, Sonny Colbrelli
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