Belgian rider Wout van Aert received the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday in a dash end, whereas Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe stored the race chief’s yellow jersey.
A day after producing an amazing effort within the Alps in assist of his Jumbo Visma workforce chief Primoz Roglic, Van Aert posted a second profession stage win on the Tour.
Van Aert used his energy within the slight uphill end to win by half a wheel forward of Cees Bol and Sam Bennett.
“It was a heavy end. It was perhaps probably the most straightforward stage I ever did in a biking race as a result of there was no breakaway, not a excessive tempo in any respect, however then the final hour was actually hectic with the wind,” Van Aert stated.
The Belgian has been in very good type for the reason that biking season resumed final month, posting victories on the Strade Bianche, Milan-San Remo, in addition to a stage win on the Criterium du Dauphine.
The general standings remained largely unchanged as Alaphilippe and all the principle contenders, together with Roglic and defending champion Egan Bernal, loved a quiet day safely within the peloton.
The Tour, which was postponed from its common July slot because of the coronavirus, ends in Paris on Sept. 20
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