2014 Tour de France: Stage 5 Results

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Lars Boom

Dutchman Lars Boom takes the well-earned victory on a very challenging day in the Tour de France. Photo by Graham Watson

Dutchman Lars Boom (Belkin) took the victory in a wild and rainy Stage 5 of the 2014 Tour de France that saw defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) abandon the race after crashing twice. Race leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) managed the day well, maintaining his race lead and putting significant time into GC rivals, including Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) who lost more than 2 minutes and 40 seconds on the day.

Since its announcement last year, today’s route has been a topic of controversy and speculation. The 155km course revisited many of the cobbled sections of Paris-Roubaix—the spring classic that, unlike today, has not seen rain on race day for several years.

Conditions were so bad in advance of today’s start that race organizers actually removed two sections of cobbles, but it wasn’t enough to keep several contenders for the day and the overall from hitting the deck. Fabian Cancellara (Trek), Contador and American hopeful Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) each found themselves on the ground but would recover to finish.

Defending champion Froome was not so lucky. After recovering from a crash at the 35k mark, Froome and a teammate hit the deck again 85 kilometers into the stage. After a few minutes of pondering a remount, the Brit climbed into the team car and called it a Tour.

STAGE 5 RESULTS

1. Lars Boom (NED)
2. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
3. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
4. Peter Sagan (SVK)
5. Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
6. Jens Keukeleire (BEL)
7. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)
8. Lieuwe Westra (NED)
9. Matteo Trentin (ITA)
10. Cyril Lemoine (FRA)
TEAM

Belkin Pro Cycling
Astana Pro Team
Astana Pro Team
Cannondale
Trek Factory Racing
Orica Greenedge
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
Astana Pro Team
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
Confidis, Solutions Credits
TIME

03h 18′ 35”
03h 18′ 54”
03h 18′ 54”
03h 19′ 36”
03h 19′ 36”
03h 19′ 36”
03h 19′ 42”
03h 19′ 44”
03h 19′ 56”
03h 20′ 20”
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 5

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
2. Jakob Fuglsang (DEN)
3. Peter Sagan (SVK)
4. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL)
5. Fabian Cancellara (SUI)
6. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (BEL)
7. Tony Gallopin (FRA)
8. Richie Porte (AUS)
9. Andrew Talansky (USA)
10. Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (ESP)
TEAM

Astana Pro Team
Astana Pro Team
Cannondale
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step
Trek Factory Racing
Lotto-Belisol
Lotto-Belisol
Team Sky
Garmin – Sharp
Movistar Team
TIME

20h 26′ 46”
20h 26′ 48”
20h 27′ 30”
20h 27′ 36”
20h 28′ 03”
20h 28′ 31”
20h 28′ 31”
20h 28′ 40”
20h 28′ 51”
20h 28′ 57”

TDF Header Yellow Jersey: Vincenzo Nibali (ITA), Astana Pro Team
TDF Header Green Jersey: Peter Sagan (SVK), Cannondale
TDF Header Polka Dot Jersey: Cyril Lemoine (FRA), Confidis-Solutions Credits
TDF Header White Jersey: Peter Sagan (SVK), Cannondale worn by Michal Kwiatkowski (POL), Omega Pharma – Quick-Step

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STAGE 5 PHOTO GALLERY »

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