Tour de France 2024: Cavendish triumphs in Saint-Vulbas, Pogacar still in yellow

Mark Cavendish - Tour de France 2024: Cavendish triumphs in Saint-Vulbas, Pogacar still in yellowfoto: Cor VosThe 5th stage of the Tour de France comes down to a fast finishers' showdown. Mark Cavendish blazes to victory in the streets of Saint-Vulbas to take his coveted record of 35 Tour de France stage wins, while Tadej Pogacar retains the lead in the general classification. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage 2024 Tour de France

1. Mark Cavendish (gbr)
2. Jasper Philipsen (bel) s.t.
3. Alexander Kristoff (nor) s.t.
4. Arnaud De Lie (bel) s.t.
5. Fabio Jakobsen (nld) s.t.
6. Pascal Ackermann (ger) s.t.
7. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
8. Gerben Thijssen (bel) s.t.
9. Biniam Girmay (eri) s.t.
10. Marijn van den Berg (nld) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Tadej Pogacar (slo)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.45
3. Jonas Vingegaard (den) + 0.50
4. Juan Ayuso (spa) + 1.10
5. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 1.14
6. Carlos Rodriguez (spa) + 1.16
7. Mikel Landa (spa) + 1.32
8. João Almeida (por) s.t.
9. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 3.20
10. Egan Bernal (col) + 3.21

Race report
The peloton takes it easy as the flag drops. There are a few playful attacks, and some excitement briefly arises when Stefan Küng and Stefan Bissegger join forces. Eventually, Clément Russo heads out alone, and Mattéo Vercher sets off in pursuit. The two come together to open up a lead of almost 5 minutes.

The two are caught on the Côte de Lhuis, and then King of the Mountains Jonas Abrahamsen takes the opportunity to grab the single KOM point at the summit.

But that’s all just a prelude to the sprint in Saint-Vulbas. Mark Cavendish completes his quest and secures his 35th Tour de France stage victory. There’s not a shred of luck involved. The 39-year-old is by far the fastest, outsprinting Jasper Philipsen and Alexander Kristoff as in his best years.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2024 Tour de France.

Tour de France 2024 stage 5: video, routes, profiles

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