Tour de France 2020: Van Aert outsprints Bol, Yates new leader

At the end of a long false flat Wout van Aert sprints to victory ahead of Cees Bol and Sam Bennett. Adam Yates is the new GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Tour de France 2020

1. Wout van Aert (bel)
2. Cees Bol (nld) s.t.
3. Sam Bennett (irl) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
6. Luka Mezgec (slo) s.t.
7. Brian Coquard (fra) s.t.
8. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
9. Clement Venturini (fra) s.t.
10. Hugo Hofstetter (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Adam Yates (gbr)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.03
3. Tadej Pogacar (slo) + 0.07
4. Guillaume Martin (fra) + 0.09
5. Egan Bernal (col) + 0.13
6. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
7. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
8. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
9. Miguel Ángel López (col) s.t.
10. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.

11. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
12. Mikel Landa (spa) s.t.
13. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
16. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) + 0.16
17. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 0.22
20. Richard Carapaz (ecu) + 0.41
21. Sergio Higuita (col) s.t.
23. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.10

Race report
Asgreen and De Gendt are the first attackers at kilometre 5. It comes together and no rider seems to be willing to go after that.

Bennett wins the intermediate sprint to move into the virtual lead of the points classification.

The riders up the pace after the first climb, Col de Serre Colon – already 130 kilometres into the race. Yet, the peloton stays bunched until the finale, although a number of riders lose contact on the false flat leading into Privas.

Team Sunweb delivers a perfect lead out for Cees Bol, but Wout van Aert overhauls him in the dying metres to take the stage win. Sam Bennett bests Peter Sagan for third place in their battle for the green jersey.

Adam Yates moves into the GC lead because leader Julian Alaphilippe is penalised for an illegal feed in the final 20 kilometres. The Frenchman drops to sixteenth place overall.

Other interesting reads:
KOM classification
points classification

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