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2014 Tour de France
101st edition: July 5- July 27, 2014

Stage 5 results and photos

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Wednesday, July 9: Stage 5, Ypres (Belgium) - Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, 155.5 km 152.5 km(15.4 13 km of cobbles)

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Lars Boom wn stage 5

Lars Boom wins stage 5. Photos ©Sirotti

The Race: The roads were slick from rain and oil, causing innumerable crashes. Already badly hurt, Chris Froome fell twice before stage five reached the first cobbles. The second crash was the last straw and the 2013 Tour champion climbed into the team car and quit the 2014 Tour de France.

Over the slippery cobbles Vincenzo Nibali asserted his superiority, finally riding in a lead group of three with Lars Boom (Belkin) and teammate Jakob Fuglsang. Near the end Boom blasted away and rode strongly to the finish to win a staggeringly difficult stage. Nibali finished third and in doing so, might have destroyed the hopes of the rest of the contenders. Alberto Contador, especially, who suffered today, finished nearly three minutes down.

Sky seems to have appointed Richie Porte as their new GC man. Porte was falling further behind in the Contador group when teammate Geraint Thomas pulled him up to the next chasing group with Andrew Talansky.

What a day of racing!

Complete Results:

Winner's average speed: 47.0 km/hr

1 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING 3hr 18min 35sec
2 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM @ 19 seconds
3 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM
4 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE + 01' 01''
5 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING
6 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE
7 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 01' 07''
8 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM + 01' 09''
9 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 01' 21''
10 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 01' 45''
11 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA + 02' 02''
12 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE
13 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING
14 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
15 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
16 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL
17 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
18 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
19 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL + 02' 08''
20 Richie Porte TEAM SKY + 02' 11''
21 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY + 02' 19''
22 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP + 02' 22''
23 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 02' 28''
24 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR
25 Alberto Costa Rui LAMPRE - MERIDA
26 Alejandro Valverde MOVISTAR TEAM
27 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
28 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
29 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
30 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM
31 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM
32 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM
33 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP + 02' 33''
34 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02' 44''
35 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE
36 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 54''
37 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 54''
38 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM
39 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
40 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING + 03' 17''
41 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP + 03' 38''
42 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING
43 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 03' 43''
44 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY + 03' 46''
45 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
46 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
47 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE
48 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
49 José Joaquin Rojas MOVISTAR TEAM
50 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE
51 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
52 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING
53 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY + 03' 53''
54 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING + 04' 16''
55 Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING
56 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
57 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR
58 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING
59 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR
60 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR
61 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA
62 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM
63 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING
64 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING
65 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM
66 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
67 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR + 04' 22''
68 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM + 04' 30''
69 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE + 05' 35''
70 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
71 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA
72 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE
73 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL
74 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM
75 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP
76 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP + 07' 20''
77 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE + 08' 10''
78 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING
79 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
80 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING
81 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR
82 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA
83 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP
84 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
85 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM
86 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING
87 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM + 08' 20''
88 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR + 09' 19''
89 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 09' 55''
90 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING + 11' 05''
91 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL
92 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE
93 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM
94 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO
95 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
96 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR
97 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM + 13' 25''
98 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
99 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 13' 51''
100 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING
101 Egor Silin TEAM KATUSHA
102 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM
103 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM
104 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM
105 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL
106 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP
107 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
108 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE
109 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE
110 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA
111 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA
112 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE
113 William Bonnet FDJ.FR
114 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR
115 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO
116 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING
117 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 15' 23''
118 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE
119 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING
120 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR
121 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE
122 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE
123 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM
124 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE
125 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR
126 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
127 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO
128 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO
129 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
130 Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA
131 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
132 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM
133 Marc Marino Jean CANNONDALE + 15' 28''
134 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE
135 Danny Pate TEAM SKY
136 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 16' 50''
137 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 16' 57''
138 Stef Clement BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 17' 29''
139 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA + 18' 03''
140 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE
141 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL
142 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA
143 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR
144 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING
145 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP
146 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
147 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
148 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING
149 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA
150 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
151 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
152 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR
153 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
154 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
155 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE
156 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 19' 00''
157 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
158 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING + 20' 48''
159 Luis Angel Mate COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 21' 24''
160 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 21' 24''
161 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 22' 03''
162 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE + 22' 40''
163 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE
164 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
165 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
166 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
167 Jesus Hernandez TINKOFF-SAXO
168 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP
169 Ariel Richeze  LAMPRE - MERIDA
170 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE
171 Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS
172 Darwin Atapuma John BMC RACING TEAM
173 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT
174 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR
175 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR
176 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO
177 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA
178 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL
179 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA
180 Sergio Paulinho TINKOFF-SAXO
181 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING
182 Edward King CANNONDALE
183 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY
184 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM
185 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM
186 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING
187 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY
188 David De La Cruz Melgarejo TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA
189 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR
190 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
191 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 23' 08''
192 Xabier Zandio Echaide TEAM SKY + 32' 52''
193 Janier Acevedo GARMIN - SHARP

GC after Stage 5: 862.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 42.184 km/hr

1 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 20hr 26min 46sec
2 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM @ 2 seconds
3 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE + 00' 44''
4 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 00' 50''
5 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING + 01' 17''
6 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL + 01' 45''
7 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL
8 Richie Porte TEAM SKY + 01' 54''
9 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP + 02' 05''
10 Alejandro Valverde  MOVISTAR TEAM + 02' 11''
11 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE
12 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM
13 Alberto Costa Rui LAMPRE - MERIDA
14 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY + 02' 16''
15 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR + 02' 25''
16 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO
17 Yury Trofimov TEAM KATUSHA
18 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 02' 27''
19 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO + 02' 37''
20 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 02' 39''
21 Peter Velits BMC RACING TEAM + 02' 44''
22 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE + 03' 23''
23 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE + 03' 29''
24 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE
25 Mikel Nieve Iturralde TEAM SKY
26 Tiago Machado TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 03' 59''
27 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING
28 Mathias Frank IAM CYCLING + 04' 13''
29 Christopher Horner LAMPRE - MERIDA + 04' 13''
30 Laurens Ten Dam BELKIN PRO CYCLING
31 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE + 04' 41''
32 Leopold Konig TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 04' 45''
33 Bram Tankink BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 04' 46''
34 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 05' 07''
35 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR + 05' 18''
36 Tanel Kangert ASTANA PRO TEAM + 05' 32''
37 Cyril Gautier TEAM EUROPCAR + 05' 37''
38 Steven Kruijswijk BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 06' 47''
39 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE + 08' 13''
40 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING + 08' 26''
41 Arthur Vichot FDJ.FR + 08' 26''
42 Brice Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 09' 10''
43 Frank Schleck TREK FACTORY RACING + 09' 12''
44 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM + 09' 20''
45 Ben Gastauer AG2R LA MONDIALE + 11' 02''
46 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 11' 59''
47 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL + 12' 20''
48 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM + 12' 50''
49 Michael Schär BMC RACING TEAM + 13' 06''
50 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM + 13' 08''
51 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 13' 19''
52 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO + 13' 20''
53 Nicolas Roche TINKOFF-SAXO + 13' 48''
54 José Joaquin Rojas MOVISTAR TEAM + 13' 58''
55 Egor Silin TEAM KATUSHA + 14' 07''
56 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM + 14' 31''
57 Gregory Rast TREK FACTORY RACING + 14' 34''
58 Michal Golas OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 14' 48''
59 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 15' 17''
60 Kristijan Durasek LAMPRE - MERIDA + 15' 56''
61 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 16' 07''
62 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 16' 31''
63 Marcus Burghardt BMC RACING TEAM + 16' 55''
64 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 16' 57''
65 John Gadret MOVISTAR TEAM + 17' 16''
66 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE + 17' 22''
67 Johan Van Summeren GARMIN - SHARP + 18' 07''
68 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA + 18' 19''
69 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA + 18' 22''
70 Marcel Wyss IAM CYCLING + 18' 33''
71 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 18' 45''
72 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE + 18' 51''
73 Simon Gerrans ORICA GREENEDGE + 19' 26''
74 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR + 19' 56''
75 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO + 20' 19''
76 Koen De Kort TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 20' 30''
77 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE + 21' 17''
78 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 21' 33''
79 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA + 21' 33''
80 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE + 21' 43''
81 Maarten Wynants BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 22' 03''
82 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 22' 06''
83 Jérôme Pineau IAM CYCLING + 22' 09''
84 Matthieu Ladagnous FDJ.FR + 22' 13''
85 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP + 22' 13''
86 Maxim Iglinskiy ASTANA PRO TEAM + 22' 21''
87 Dmitriy Gruzdev ASTANA PRO TEAM
88 Bartosz Huzarski TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 22' 28''
89 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 23' 21''
90 Bernhard Eisel TEAM SKY + 23' 24''
91 Darwin Atapuma John BMC RACING TEAM + 23' 42''
92 Alessandro De Marchi CANNONDALE + 23' 53''
93 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING + 24' 03''
94 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR + 24' 03''
95 Matteo Montaguti AG2R LA MONDIALE + 24' 07''
96 Niki Terpstra OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 24' 38''
97 Tom Veelers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 24' 41''
98 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 24' 47''
99 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING + 25' 10''
100 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP + 25' 11''
101 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 25' 34''
102 Markel Irizar Arranburu TREK FACTORY RACING
103 Rafael Valls LAMPRE - MERIDA + 25' 35''
104 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM + 25' 38''
105 Marcel Sieberg LOTTO-BELISOL + 25' 40''
106 Ruben Plaza Molina MOVISTAR TEAM + 25' 49''
107 Imanol Erviti Ollo MOVISTAR TEAM + 25' 55''
108 José Serpa LAMPRE - MERIDA + 25' 58''
109 Daniel Navarro Garcia COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 26' 06''
110 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 26' 15''
111 Sylvain Chavanel IAM CYCLING + 26' 24''
112 Amaël Moinard BMC RACING TEAM + 26' 40''
113 Yohann Gene TEAM EUROPCAR + 26' 53''
114 Roger Kluge IAM CYCLING + 27' 26''
115 Thomas Leezer BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 27' 26''
116 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL + 27' 29''
117 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE + 27' 49''
118 Benat Intxausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 28' 12''
119 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM + 28' 20''
120 Peter Stetina BMC RACING TEAM + 28' 35''
121 Arnold Jeannesson FDJ.FR + 29' 12''
122 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 29' 15''
123 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL + 29' 16''
124 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR + 29' 20''
125 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING + 29' 25''
126 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 29' 32''
127 Sébastien Minard AG2R LA MONDIALE + 29' 56''
128 Vladimir Isaichev TEAM KATUSHA + 29' 58''
129 Stef Clement BELKIN PRO CYCLING + 30' 05''
130 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 30' 11''
131 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 30' 41''
132 Simon Spilak TEAM KATUSHA + 30' 58''
133 Yukiya Arashiro TEAM EUROPCAR + 30' 59''
134 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP + 31' 10''
135 Julien Simon COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 31' 27''
136 Jack Bauer GARMIN - SHARP + 32' 17''
137 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 32' 18''
138 Reto Hollenstein IAM CYCLING + 32' 32''
139 Florian Vachon BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 32' 34''
140 Svein Tuft ORICA GREENEDGE + 32' 36''
141 Andreas Schillinger TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 32' 41''
142 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 33' 07''
143 Matteo Tosatto TINKOFF-SAXO + 33' 53''
144 Christian Meier ORICA GREENEDGE + 33' 54''
145 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR + 33' 55''
146 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 34' 00''
147 Florian Guillou BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 34' 03''
148 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 34' 05''
149 Janier Acevedo  GARMIN - SHARP + 34' 18''
150 David Lopez Garcia TEAM SKY + 34' 45''
151 Luca Paolini TEAM KATUSHA + 34' 49''
152 William Bonnet FDJ.FR + 34' 55''
153 Gatis Smukulis TEAM KATUSHA + 35' 58''
154 Mickaël Delage FDJ.FR + 36' 16''
155 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 36' 46''
156 Vasili Kiryienka TEAM SKY + 37' 09''
157 Roy Curvers TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 37' 25''
158 Alex Howes GARMIN - SHARP + 37' 29''
159 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 37' 34''
160 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL + 37' 34''
161 Marc Marino Jean CANNONDALE + 37' 47''
162 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 38' 18''
163 Dries Devenyns TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 38' 31''
164 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING + 38' 55''
165 Sergio Paulinho   TINKOFF-SAXO + 39' 04''
166 Michael Morkov TINKOFF-SAXO + 39' 18''
167 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR + 39' 36''
168 Danny Pate TEAM SKY + 39' 39''
169 Luis Angel Mate  COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 39' 46''
170 Cedric Pineau FDJ.FR + 39' 48''
171 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE + 40' 09''
172 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING + 40' 19''
173 José Pimenta Costa Mendes TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 40' 22''
174 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 40' 26''
175 Joaquim Rodriguez TEAM KATUSHA + 41' 18''
176 Albert Timmer TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 42' 01''
177 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 42' 11''
178 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR
179 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 43' 45''
180 Arnaud Gerard BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 44' 17''
181 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 44' 36''
182 Mikael Cherel AG2R LA MONDIALE + 44' 59''
183 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 45' 21''
184 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL + 45' 40''
185 Alessandro Vanotti ASTANA PRO TEAM + 46' 52''
186 Jesus Hernandez   TINKOFF-SAXO + 47' 30''
187 Christophe Riblon AG2R LA MONDIALE + 48' 09''
188 David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 49' 07''
189 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 51' 16''
190 Xabier Zandio Echaide TEAM SKY + 51' 22''
191 Edward King CANNONDALE + 54' 29''
192 Cheng Ji TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 55' 40''
193 Ariel Richeze  LAMPRE - MERIDA + 01h 02' 49''

Points Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 185 points
2 Marcel Kittel TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO 135
3 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR 121
4 Alexander Kristoff TEAM KATUSHA 82
5 Vincenzo Nibali ASTANA PRO TEAM 53
6 Mark Renshaw OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 50
7 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR 44
8 Greg Van Avermaet BMC RACING TEAM 42
9 Ramunas Navardauskas GARMIN - SHARP 42
10 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 40
11 Michael Albasini ORICA GREENEDGE 37
12 André Greipel LOTTO-BELISOL 37
13 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING 36
14 Lieuwe Westra ASTANA PRO TEAM 31
15 Lars Boom BELKIN PRO CYCLING 30
16 Jakob Fuglsang ASTANA PRO TEAM 30
17 José Joaquin Rojas MOVISTAR TEAM 30
18 Heinrich Haussler IAM CYCLING 28
19 Fabian Cancellara TREK FACTORY RACING 27
20 Tony Gallopin LOTTO-BELISOL 26
21 Samuel Dumoulin AG2R LA MONDIALE 25
22 Sep Vanmarcke BELKIN PRO CYCLING 25
23 Daniel Oss BMC RACING TEAM 24
24 Michael Rogers TINKOFF-SAXO 22
25 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 21
26 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 20
27 Jean-Marc Bideau BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 20
28 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR 20
29 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 20
30 Mathew Hayman ORICA GREENEDGE 20
31 Maciej Bodnar CANNONDALE 18
32 Kévin Reza TEAM EUROPCAR 18
33 Romain Feillu BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 18
34 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE 18
35 Simon Clarke ORICA GREENEDGE 17
36 Jan Barta TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 17
37 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 17
38 Luis Angel Mate COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 17
39 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 17
40 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 16
41 Jurgen Van Den Broeck LOTTO-BELISOL 15
42 Jens Keukeleire ORICA GREENEDGE 15
43 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 15
44 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 15
45 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA 14
46 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP 13
47 Marco Marcato CANNONDALE 13
48 Matthew Busche TREK FACTORY RACING 13
49 Fabio Sabatini CANNONDALE 12
50 Bauke Mollema BELKIN PRO CYCLING 11
51 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 11
52 Adam Hansen LOTTO-BELISOL 10
53 Zakkari Dempster TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 10
54 Rein Taaramäe COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 10
55 Bart De Clercq LOTTO-BELISOL 10
56 Tejay Van Garderen BMC RACING TEAM 9
57 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 9
58 Alexander Porsev TEAM KATUSHA 9
59 Paul Voss TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 8
60 Alexandre Pichot TEAM EUROPCAR 8
61 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE 7
62 Alberto Contador TINKOFF-SAXO 7
63 Michele Scarponi ASTANA PRO TEAM 7
64 Alessandro Petacchi OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 7
65 Kristijan Koren CANNONDALE 6
66 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO 6
67 Geraint Thomas TEAM SKY 4
68 Martin Elmiger IAM CYCLING 4
69 Giovanni Visconti MOVISTAR TEAM 4
70 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 4
71 Alberto Costa Rui LAMPRE - MERIDA 3
72 Jan Bakelants OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 3
73 Jurgen Roelandts LOTTO-BELISOL 3
74 Daniele Bennati TINKOFF-SAXO 3
75 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre TREK FACTORY RACING 2
76 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 2
77 Moreira Paulinho Sergio Miguel TINKOFF-SAXO 2
78 Sebastian Langeveld GARMIN - SHARP 1
79 Jérémy Roy FDJ.FR 1

Mountains Classification:

1 Cyril Lemoine COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 6 points
2 Blel Kadri AG2R LA MONDIALE 5
3 Jens Voigt TREK FACTORY RACING 4
4 Nicolas Edet COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 4
5 Thomas Voeckler TEAM EUROPCAR 3
6 Pierre Rolland TEAM EUROPCAR 2
7 Tom Jelte Slagter  GARMIN - SHARP 2
8 Perrig Quemeneur TEAM EUROPCAR 2
9 David De La Cruz  TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA 2
10 Andriy Grivko ASTANA PRO TEAM 1
11 Luis Angel Mate COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS 1
12 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 1
13 Andrew Talansky GARMIN - SHARP 1
14 Jean-Christophe Péraud AG2R LA MONDIALE 1
15 Tony Martin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 1
16 Lars Bak LOTTO-BELISOL 1

Young Rider Classification:

1 Peter Sagan CANNONDALE 20hr 27min 30sec
2 Michal Kwiatkowski OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP @ 6 seconds
3 Romain Bardet AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 27''
4 Thibaut Pinot FDJ.FR + 01' 41''
5 Tom Dumoulin TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 01' 41''
6 Matteo Trentin OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP + 11' 15''
7 Jesus Herrada Lopez MOVISTAR TEAM + 14' 33''
8 Nelson Oliveira LAMPRE - MERIDA + 17' 38''
9 Jon Izaguirre Insausti MOVISTAR TEAM + 18' 01''
10 Rudy Molard COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 21' 22''
11 Anthony Delaplace BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 24' 03''
12 Sébastien Reichenbach IAM CYCLING + 24' 26''
13 Jelte Slagter Tom GARMIN - SHARP + 24' 27''
14 Bryan Coquard TEAM EUROPCAR + 24' 50''
15 Simon Yates ORICA GREENEDGE + 25' 31''
16 John Degenkolb TEAM GIANT-SHIMANO + 28' 48''
17 Luke Durbridge ORICA GREENEDGE + 32' 23''
18 Benjamin King GARMIN - SHARP + 33' 16''
19 Armindo Fonseca BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 36' 02''
20 Davide Cimolai LAMPRE - MERIDA + 37' 34''
21 Danny Van Poppel TREK FACTORY RACING + 39' 35''
22 Benoit Jarrier BRETAGNE-SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT + 39' 42''
23 Arnaud Demare FDJ.FR + 41' 27''
24 Adrien Petit COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS + 43' 52''
25 Elia Viviani CANNONDALE + 44' 37''
26 David De La Cruz TEAM NETAPP-ENDURA + 48' 23''
27 Rafal Majka TINKOFF-SAXO + 50' 32''  

Team Classification:

1 Astana Pro Team 61h4 21min 26sec
2 Belkin Pro Cycling @ 4min 18sec
3 Bmc Racing Team + 06' 05''
4 Team Sky + 06' 17''
5 Trek Factory Racing + 07' 22''
6 Cannondale + 09' 03''
7 Team Katusha + 09' 26''
8 Orica Greenedge + 09' 32''
9 Garmin - Sharp + 10' 00''
10 Team Netapp-Endura + 10' 36''
11 Iam Cycling + 11' 50''
12 Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 13' 33''
13 Lampre - Merida + 14' 26''
14 Lotto-Belisol + 14' 42''
15 Ag2R-La Mondiale + 15' 34''
16 Tinkoff-Saxo + 17' 40''
17 Team Europcar + 19' 23''
18 FDJ.Fr + 19' 26''
19 Movistar Team + 20' 43''
20 Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 33' 46''
21 Team Giant-Shimano + 34' 53''
22 Bretagne - Seche Environnement + 50' 26''  

Stage 5 photos:

Vincenzo Nibali at the start

Vincenzo Nibali at the start, all nice and clean...photo ©Sirotti

Chris Froome at the start

Chris Froome at the start. Note his heavily bandaged left wrist. Photo ©Sirotti

King of the Belgians

Leopold, The King of the Belgians was at the start.

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali's face tells how difficult the day was. Photo ©Sirotti

Fuglang and Nibali

Jakob Fuglsang leads Nibali over the Helesmes a Wallers pavé sector. Photo © Sirotti

Peter Sagan and Fabian Cancellara

Peter Sagan and Fabian Cancellara. Photo ©Sirotti

Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador said he has trouble chasing because his rear gear cluster got fouled with mud so that he couldn't use his bigger gears. Photo ©Sirotti

Michal Kwiatkowski

Michal Kwiatkowski. Photo ©Sirotti

Frank Schleck

Frank Schleck lost time. Photo © Sirotti

Lars Boom

Lars Boom rode a faultless race today. He was a very deserving stage winner. Photo ©Sirotti

Lars Boom

Stage winner Lars Boom with little Miss Boom. Photo ©Sirotti

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali puts on a well-earned yellow jersey. It's good to see an all-rounder, a rider who can do it all, lead the Tour. Photo ©Sirotti

Peter Sagan

It's going to be hard to take this green jersey from Peter Sagan. Photo ©Sirotti

Stage 5 live updates:

Weather in Roubaix, France: 14C (58F), light rain, wind from the northwest at 19 kph (12 mph). It has rained 5.88mm (a quarter inch) in the last 24 hours.

Before the start: Bad weather has forced the organizers to remove two cobbled sectors from the day's course. Here's their announcement: Due to bad weather and road conditions, two cobbled sectors have been removed from stage 5 [see map below]. They are sector 7, the 1,000-metres stretch of cobbles at Mons-en-Pévèle, and sector 5, which is the 1,400-metres long portion from Orchies to Beuvry-la-Forêt. It takes the total of pavé sections down to 13 kilometres but the race will remain highly attractive! The total distance is of stage 5 will be 152.5km, which is 3km less than initially planned.

Giant-Shimano rider Koen de Kort tweeted today, "I have to somehow feel like I'm about to be witness to an epic and historic stage. This is a day to never forget."

As exciting as the stage will be to the tough men of the peloton, Alberto Contador's comments reflect the anxiety the GC men feel about the potentially dangerous cobbled stage, “I will cross my fingers for tomorrow - it will be a really difficult day. The weather forecast is very bad. Already without bad weather it will be a complicated stage but with rain it will be like ice-skating with bikes. We will have winds of about 30 km/h, which might cut the peloton into pieces even before the cobblestones. But we are concentrated and we’ll ride the sections together as a team.”

Today's stage will pass through the city of Muscron and the town decided to pay homage to one of her sons, Omer Huyse, who raced professionally from 1924 to 1930. Huyse won the Tour's longest ever stage, the fifth leg of the 1924 Tour, going from Les Sables D'Olonne to Bayonne, a staggering 482 km! Racing was far different then.The ordeal took Huyse 19hr 40min to complete. The town commissioned a bust of the cycling hardman for the occasion. Ottavio Bottecchia won the 1924 Tour, the first of his two consecutive Tour wins.

Km 0, 4:45 AM PDT: The riders roll through the neutralized zone over the cobbles of Ypres (called "Wipers" by British WW1 soldiers) center. It's raining. As they ride through the windy, cold rain under leaden skies, the riders look grim-faced.

Départ Réel: Tony Martin takes a hard pull to get the peloton up to speed. Ben King of Garmin-Sharp then tries his luck with an attack, but he's brought back immediately.

Km 7: Nine riders have gone clear with a five-second gap. They are Lieuwe Westra (Astana), Tony Martin (OPQS), Sam Dumoulin (AG2R), Janier Acevedo (Garmin), Tony Gallopin (Lotto), Marcus Burghardt (BMC), Rein Taarämae (Cofidis), Simon Clarke (Orica) and Matt Hayman (Orica). There's a lot of horsepower here.

Km 10: Giovanni Visconti and Brice Feillu are trying to get up to the break, which now has 48 seconds.

Km 22: Visconti and Feillu could't bridge up to the break and have been caught by the pack. The gang of nine have grown their lead to 1min 10sec. NetApp-Endura has put two riders at the front to work to bring the break back.

Km 31: It's a very wet day in West Flanders. The break is working hard and has 1min 28sec.

Arrgh! Another crash and it's Chris Froome who is down. His jersey is torn. He has a new bike and he's up and chasing with Daniel Oss of BMC. Sky riders are dropping back to motor Froome back up to the field. Sky has kept Richie Porte up in the peloton, surely not wanting to squander his GC chances if Froome should falter. Astana is at the front of the peloton.

Riders in the break are removing their rain jackets.

Km 38: Report that Tony Martin and Janier Acevedo in the break have crashed. This is looking it's going to be a rough day. Azevedo has been caught by the peloton. And now breakaway rider Samuel Dumoulon has punctured and will surely be caught.

The Froome chasing group has made contact with the back of the peloton.

Km 44: Tony Martin and Dumoulin are chasing the break together. Looks like Martin is doing all the work.

Km 50: Martin and Dumoulin have rejoined the break but Marcus Burghardt has dropped back (hunger knock is the report) and has been caught by the pack. The break is now seven riders strong and has a 1min 32sec gap.

Km 57: It has been a fast day, average speed so far is 48.5 km/hr. The break of seven riders is 2min 19sec ahead of the field. It's about 30 km to go before the first cobbled sector.

Marcus Burghardt did not return to the peloton because he got hungry. BMC director Yvon Ledanois wanted him back in the pack to protect BMC GC man Tejay van Gardeen and Greg van Avermaet, who might be able to take the yellow jersey in this first week.

Km 68: Going through the city of Roubaix. Cannondale is at the pack's front doing almost all of the work. The break of seven riders is 3 minutes up the road.

Km 75: The crashes continue. Now it's André Greipel and Matthew Busche. Both are up and chasing. The roads are slippery. Just going around a corner in the pack Sebastien Minard (Ag2r) hit the deck. Cannondale remains at the front. Marcel Kittel has gone down on a roundabout and is calling for service. Arnaud Démare is chasing after a fall as well.

Km 86: The cobbles have arrived, the famous Carrefour de l'Arbre. But the bigger drama is that Chris Froome has gone down again. The mechanics are getting him a bike, but he says no. Froome climbs into the team car. The 2013 Tour champion has abandoned the Tour de France. It looks like Froome's injured wrist kept him from getting a good grip on the bars. Earlier Alejandro Valverde and Tejay Vanderen also fell, but were quickly back on their bikes.

Km 96: Tejay Van Garderen and Valverde have just made contact with the main peloton. The break of seven is 1min 42sec ahead of the pack.

Km 101: There is no relenting, the average speed after two hours of racing is 47.6 km/hr. The break has 1min 29sec. Lieuwe Westra went through the intermediate sprint first. Peter Sagan was the first man in the peloton across the line, getting 8 points, strengthening his hold on the green jersey.

Km 105: The riders are going over the second sector of cobbles, This looks positively villainous. They are wet, slippery and dangerous. The riders are struggling to get over the pavé. No sign of Fabian Cancellara yet. Nibali looks as if he's handling the conditions very well and is right up front. The riders are getting covered in mud. It looks like the yellow jersey group has less than 20 riders. Contador is chasing.

Km 111: Hokey smokes! Contador has been caught out by the cobbles. He is 45 seconds behind the Nibali group of 28 riders.

Km 114: The break, 31 seconds ahead of the yellow jersey group, has entered the Bersée cobbles, it's a long one 1.4 km. Andrew Talansky has crashed as had Jurgen van den Broeck. Nibali looks comfortable with two teammates, who don't have the suds to help him. Nibali is doing the work of leading his group. It's hard to tell, there are so many riders spread back down the road, but it appears that Lars Boom and Sep van Marcke have attacked the Nibali group. Crashes are happening constantly.

I think Fabian Cancellara understated the day's prospects when he said there would be carnage today.

Km 120: So, five riders off the front, Boom and Van Marcke 21 seconds back and chasing. Then, the Nibali group further behind the five and chased by the Contador/Rui Costa group a further 57 seconds behind. Contador is 1min 14sec behind the front five.

Km 125, 26 km to go: Nibali is riding a superb race! His small group (now 16) has hoovered up the the breakaways. Contador/Van Garderen are 1min 16sec back.

Km 129: Now the front group is entering pavé sector 4, Sars-et-Rodières a Tilloy, a daunting 2.4 km long. There are 15 riders up front: Nibali, Fuglsang, Westra (Astana), Sagan (Cannondale), Boom, Vanmarcke (Belkin), Kwiatkowski, Renshaw, Trentin (OPQS), Gallopin (Lotto), Cancellara (Trek), Lemoine (Cofidis), Clarke, Hayman and Keukeleire (Orica). There are no GC contenders besides Nibali in this group. If he can press his advantage all the way to the finish, Nibali will have done himself a world of good. Cancellara has postioned himself well to go for the stage win.

The Contador group is at 1min 5sec.

Km 133: Peter Sagan, in the Nibali group, is pounding away on cobble sector number three. Group Contador is about two minutes back. The Talansky group appears to be between Nibali and Contador. Before the real climbing begins, Nibali may be putting most of the other contenders to the sword.

Km 138: A huge cobbled sector now, 3.7 km. Geraint Thomas is dragging Richie Porte free of the Contador group. Sky has to do something with Froome out of the race. Up front Jakob Fuglsang and Lieuwe Westra, both Astana teammates of Nibali, are hammering the front group and have pulled Nibali clear. The Yellow jersey is at the head of the race! It's Westra, Fuglsang, Nibali and Lars Boom off the front, the tête de la course.

That's how a champion rides the Tour de France.

Thomas and Porte have made it up to the Talansky group, 1min 58sec behind Nibali.

Km 146, 6 km to go: Westra is cooked and dropped back. Nibali, Fuglsang and Boom are 19 seconds ahead of a group led by Fabian Cancellara. The Talansky/Porte group is two minutes behind Nibali and Contador is 2min 16sec behind the leaders.

Km 148: Boom goes clear on the final sector of cobbles while Fuglsang and Nibali try to get back up to him. Boom looks good and quickly has 5 seconds.

The finish: Lars Boom takes a solo win after riding an epic stage. This was racing as hard as it gets. Nibali is third, led by Fuglsang across the line. Peter Sagan takes fourth place in front of Cancellara. The day has totally transformed the 2014 Tour de France. Contador has lost nearly three minutes.

Stage 5 map and profile:

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile with the nine cobbled sectors noted

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