Tour of Qatar 2015: Stage 5 - Kristoff takes third
Crosswinds once again! Straight from the start the pack is torn apart and the pace is high. Eventually it's business as usual for Kristoff when the Norwegian takes his third, outsprinting Sagan on the line. Niki Terpstra is GC leader. (Slideshow route/profile)
Tour of Qatar 2015: Results 5th stage
1. Alexander Kristoff (Nor)
2. Peter Sagan (Svk) s.t.
3. Nikias Arndt (Ger) s.t.
4. Tom Boonen (Bel) s.t.
5. Adam Blythe (GB) s.t.
6. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) s.t.
7. José Joaquin Rojas (Spa) s.t.
8. Arnaud Demaré (Fra) s.t.
9. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) s.t.
10. Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) s.t.
GC after stage 5
1. Niki Terpstra (Nld)
2. Maciel Bodnar (Pol) + 0.06
3. Alexander Kristoff (Nor) + 0.11
4. Ian Stannard (GB) + 0.12
5. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) + 0.19
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) + 0.31
7. Luke Rowe (GB) + 0.33
8. Heinrich Haussler (Aus) + 0.39
9. Andrei Grivko (Ukr) + 0.41
10. Tom Boonen (Bel) + 0.42
With Trek setting the pace the peloton breaks in three large chunks. Wiggins, Gilbert and Bouhanni are amongst the victims. Bodnar is another notable absentee. The Pole is second in the overall, 6 seconds behind leader Terpstra.
The pace is high and both in the first and in the second group riders are dropped. It’s only after 63 kilometres of toiling Bodnar et al get back to the front.
It doesn’t take long for Hayman, Wallays, Groezdev, Haller and Hermans to try their luck. They accelerate and race to a 2’35” gain, meaning Matthew Hayman is virtual the new leader. He is 1’19” down on Terpstra.
But it’s not his lucky day for the 36-year old Australian when Etixx steps on the gas. With around 10 kilometres left the pack is together.
The bunch sprint is won by Alexander Kristoff. His third in Qatar 2015.
Tour of Qatar 2015 stage 5: Images and more
Click on the images to zoom.
Watch the highlights of recent races here:
Related articles Favourites - Tour of Qatar 2015 Overview - Tour of Qatar 2015 Stage 6 - Bennett stage win, Terpstra takes GC - Tour of Qatar 2015 Stage 4 - Kristoff outsprints Sagan - Tour of Qatar 2015 ITT - Terpstra powers to win - Tour of Qatar 2015 Alexander Kristoff, Master of the Crosswinds in stage 2 - Tour of Qatar 2015 Rojas outsprints Boonen in stage 1 - Tour of Qatar 2015 Route stage 1: Dukhan - Sealine Beach Resort - Tour of Qatar 2015 Route stage 2: Al Wakra - Al Khor Corniche - Tour of Qatar 2015 Route stage 3: ITT Lusail Circuit - Tour of Qatar 2015 Route stage 4: Al Thakhira - Mesaieed - Tour of Qatar 2015 Route stage 6: Sealine Beach Resort - Doha Corniche - Tour of Qatar 2015 More articles
BinckBank Tour 2018 Stage 5: Cort Nielsen wins three-up sprint, Mohoric still leader
BinckBank Tour 2018: The Route
BinckBank Tour 2018: Riders
BinckBank Tour 2018: Favourites
BinckBank Tour 2018 Route stage 6: Riemst (bel) – Sittard/Geleen (nld)
Vuelta 2018: The Route
Vuelta 2018: Riders
Vuelta 2018: GC Favourites
Vuelta 2018 Route Stage 1: ITT in Málaga
Tour of Britain 2018: The Route
Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec 2018: The Route
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route TTT - women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Teams TTT – men
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route ITT – women
World Cycling Championships 2018 Innsbruck, Austria: Route road race – women
Cycling Calendar 2018
Quick Results Service
Like our Facebook page and stay on top of all pro-race information!