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Jul 05 2012

2012 Le Tour – Stage 5

Rouen / Saint-Quentin (122 miles)

Le.  Tour.  De.  France.

There was another withdrawal at the beginning of stage 4.  Maarten Tjallingii of Rabo Bank broke his hip on Tuesday in a crash and though he was able the finish the 40 km left he was unable to start yesterday.

BruceMcF our resident Sprint expert has this assessment of the classification competition so far.

Cav(endish) is riding for stage wins and for the Green Jersey, and he completely lost any chance at points at the finish. However, since he contested the intermediate sprint points remaining after the break went through, and since its only one intermediate sprint with points stacked up, he ends the day in 4th in the Green Jersey classification. Sagan is on 147 (between the stage wins and finishing in the top ten in intermediate sprints and the other Sprinty McSprinterperson stage), Matty Goss is on 92 (he’s also been contesting intermediate sprints), Greipel the Gorilla is 87 points (not contesting intermediate sprints, but didn’t fall down today), Cav is 86 points (contesting intermediate sprints and did fall down today), Boasson Hagen (a team-mate of Cav) is 81pts.

Cancellara is 74 points, but is not contesting for the Green Jersey, Petachi is 71pts, but he’s stage hunting, Veelers is is 56pts, Renshaw is 46pts, they both seem to be stage hunting as well, and Morkov rounds out the top 10 with 40pts, but that is because he collected intermediate sprint points as he was on three successive breaks chasing the “Pretender to King of the Mountain” title before the race hits the high mountains and the KOM competition begins in earnest. I like to call someone like Morkov “Prince of the Hills”.

So the Green Jersey competition looks to be between Sagan as a puncheur and three sprinters in Matty Goss, Andre Greipel and Mark Cavendish. If I was a betting man, my money would be on Sagan or Goss, since Green jersey is the height of apsirations for Liquigas or GreenEdge, while Sky has Yellow Jersey hopes. Greipel is likely to win a few more stages riding for Lotto, a long time sprinters team, but he doesn’t seem to be chasing intermediate points, which puts him at a disadvantage.

Pescheux thinks that lack of points in Rouen means Cavendish is done.  There are no mountains today.  One point award.

General Classification

Place Rider Team Time/Delta
1 CANCELLARA Fabian RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 20:04:02
2 WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING +00:07
3 CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP +00:07
4 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM +00:10
5 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING +00:11
6 MENCHOV Denis KATUSHA TEAM +00:13
7 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM +00:17
8 NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +00:18
9 HESJEDAL Ryder GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA +00:18
10 KLÖDEN Andréas RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +00:19

Coverage is customarily on Vs. (NBC Sports) starting at 8 am with repeats at 8 pm, and midnight.  There will be some streaming evidently, but not all of it is free.

Sites of Interest-

The Stars Hollow Gazette Tags-

Pretty tables-

Points

Place Rider Team Points
1 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 147
2 GOSS Matthew Harley ORICA GREENEDGE 92
3 GREIPEL André LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 87
4 CAVENDISH Mark SKY PROCYCLING 86
5 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING 81
6 CANCELLARA Fabian RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 74
7 PETACCHI Alessandro LAMPRE – ISD 71
8 VEELERS Tom TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 56
9 RENSHAW Mark RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 46
10 MORKOV Michael TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 40
11 VELITS Peter OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 36
12 GILBERT Philippe BMC RACING TEAM 33
13 VAN HUMMEL Kenny Robert VACANSOLEIL-DCM 33
14 MOLLEMA Bauke RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 31
15 HUTAROVICH Yauheni FDJ-BIGMAT 30
16 DELAPLACE Anthony SAUR-SOJASUN 30
17 IMPEY Daryl ORICA GREENEDGE 27
18 LANCASTER Brett Daniel ORICA GREENEDGE 26
19 PEREZ MORENO Ruben EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 25
20 CHAVANEL Sylvain OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 23
21 BOECKMANS Kris VACANSOLEIL-DCM 23
22 ARASHIRO Yukiya TEAM EUROPCAR 22
23 HESJEDAL Ryder GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 21
24 KERN Christophe TEAM EUROPCAR 20
25 MINARD Sébastien AG2R LA MONDIALE 20
26 GENE Yohann TEAM EUROPCAR 20
27 VALVERDE Alejandro MOVISTAR TEAM 20
28 CANTWELL Jonathan TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 20
29 EVANS Cadel BMC RACING TEAM 18
30 GESINK Robert RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM 18
31 WIGGINS Bradley SKY PROCYCLING 17
32 GRIVKO Andriy ASTANA PRO TEAM 17
33 ALBASINI Michael ORICA GREENEDGE 17
34 BERNAUDEAU Giovanni TEAM EUROPCAR 17
35 ROUX Anthony FDJ-BIGMAT 17
36 URTASUN PEREZ Pablo EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 17
37 MARTIN Daniel GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 16
38 HAEDO Juan Jose TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 16
39 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 15
40 MONCOUTIE David COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 15
41 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM 13
42 ROCHE Nicolas AG2R LA MONDIALE 13
43 DEVENYNS Dries OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP 12
44 FARRAR Tyler GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA 12
45 NIBALI Vincenzo LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 11
46 SANCHEZ Samuel EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 11
47 BOUET Maxime AG2R LA MONDIALE 11
48 VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 10
49 HENDERSON Gregory LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 10
50 GRETSCH Patrick TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO 9
51 MENCHOV Denis KATUSHA TEAM 8
52 ROELANDTS Jurgen LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 8
53 HINAULT Sébastien AG2R LA MONDIALE 8
54 FOFONOV Dmitriy ASTANA PRO TEAM 6
55 GERRANS Simon ORICA GREENEDGE 6
56 POELS Wouter VACANSOLEIL-DCM 5
57 FROOME Christopher SKY PROCYCLING 5
58 COOKE Baden ORICA GREENEDGE 5
59 BURGHARDT Marcus BMC RACING TEAM 5
60 KLÖDEN Andréas RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 4
61 KUCHYNSKI Aliaksandr KATUSHA TEAM 4
62 DUMOULIN Samuel COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 4
63 KISERLOVSKI Robert ASTANA PRO TEAM 3
64 HONDO Danilo LAMPRE – ISD 3
65 VANENDERT Jelle LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM 2
66 DI GREGORIO Rémy COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 2
67 BOZIC Borut ASTANA PRO TEAM 2
68 SORENSEN Nicki TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 1
69 LADAGNOUS Matthieu FDJ-BIGMAT 1

Team

Place Team Time/Delta
1 SKY PROCYCLING 60:12:40
2 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +00:04
3 BMC RACING TEAM +00:06
4 OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP +00:13
5 LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +00:29
6 KATUSHA TEAM +00:38
7 VACANSOLEIL-DCM +00:50
8 ASTANA PRO TEAM +00:52
9 RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM +01:01
10 EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI +01:51
11 FDJ-BIGMAT +01:59
12 COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +02:23
13 ORICA GREENEDGE +02:34
14 AG2R LA MONDIALE +02:49
15 TEAM EUROPCAR +03:08
16 LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM +03:38
17 MOVISTAR TEAM +03:56
18 TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK +07:04
19 GARMIN-SHARP-BARRACUDA +07:34
20 SAUR-SOJASUN +08:52
21 LAMPRE – ISD +14:06
22 TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO +19:26

Hill Climbing

Place Rider Team Points
1 MORKOV Michael TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK 9
2 BASSO Ivan LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 2
3 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE 2
4 DELAPLACE Anthony SAUR-SOJASUN 2
5 MONCOUTIE David COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE 2
6 URTASUN PEREZ Pablo EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI 1
7 GALLOPIN Tony RADIOSHACK-NISSAN 1
8 MINARD Sébastien AG2R LA MONDIALE 1

Youth

Place Rider Team Time/Delta
1 VAN GARDEREN Tejay BMC RACING TEAM 20:04:12
2 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald SKY PROCYCLING +00:01
3 TAARAMAE Rein COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +00:12
4 SAGAN Peter LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +00:13
5 POELS Wouter VACANSOLEIL-DCM +00:14
6 PINOT Thibaut FDJ-BIGMAT +00:37
7 KRUIJSWIJK Steven RABOBANK CYCLING TEAM +00:43
8 VALLS FERRI Rafael VACANSOLEIL-DCM +00:51
9 GALLOPIN Tony RADIOSHACK-NISSAN +01:28
10 IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka EUSKALTEL – EUSKADI +02:30
11 MALACARNE Davide TEAM EUROPCAR +03:24
12 BOECKMANS Kris VACANSOLEIL-DCM +03:53
13 VICHOT Arthur FDJ-BIGMAT +05:50
14 NERZ Dominik LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +07:53
15 GAUTIER Cyril TEAM EUROPCAR +08:25
16 ZINGLE Romain COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +09:47
17 OSS Daniel LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE +10:47
18 DELAPLACE Anthony SAUR-SOJASUN +10:57
19 GHYSELINCK Jan COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +11:28
20 EDET Nicolas COFIDIS LE CREDIT EN LIGNE +12:04
21 ROUX Anthony FDJ-BIGMAT +15:46
22 GRETSCH Patrick TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO +19:31
23 KITTEL Marcel TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO +32:33

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  1. ek hornbeck
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  3. ek hornbeck

    Deal driven testimony does not outweigh negative forensics.

  4. ek hornbeck

    is that accusers have to withdraw from Tour and Olympics.

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  9. TMC

    It has stopped raining and the gap between the four leaders and the peloton is now just 44 seconds.

  10. TMC
  11. TMC

    that will give the peloton a better advantage to close the gap

  12. TMC

    Riders racing along the canal to the finish at the top of the Boulevard Victor Hugo

  13. TMC
  14. TMC

    Peter Sagan retains the Green. There were no mountains in this stage so Michael Mortov stays the “King of the Mountains.” Tejay van Garderen takes the white jersey.

  15. BruceMcF

    … the helpers for the Sprinty McSprinterpersons (who are the big diesels at the head of the train, then Sprinty McSprinterpersons themselves just in front of the star SMcS) get it cranked up, a 20 seconds lead is gone inside a quarter mile.

    Green Jersey has tightened up, due to the crash killing Sagan’s chance to grab points in an uphill sprint finish where a puncheur might expect to get 10th to 6th and so grab at least some points.

    TJ and Spartacus in White and Yellow, again, with no time splits possible, due to crash, again, in last 3km so same time as those they were with when delayed. General Category riders don’t race for time splits on a finish like today, anyway ~ they race for “st” (same time) and safety. Saturday is the next day for the GC contenders to come out to play.

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