Wednesday, July 11, 6:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ET
After four stages, there will likely have been three sprints — and two or even three yellow jersey wearers, underlining that the start of this Tour is not as simple as it seems. In that vein, ASO has designed stage 5 to be unlike any route that’s previously been held in Brittany: 204.5 kilometers, including 110 that are either climbing or descending. It has the look, feel, and spirit of an Ardennes classic. The yellow jersey could very well change shoulders again, and there will be few riders in the lead group by the finish. The stage will be a great opportunity for the puncheurs, who should take advantage of the rather steep rise before the finish.
Check back after the race.