Thursday, July 5, 2012

2012 Tour de France, Stage 5 Results

These stages are meant to run to a script: an escape goes early, they gain a big advantage and then the peloton slowly reels them in and there's a sprint at the end. That's roughly what happened on today's flat stage from Rouen to St-Quentin but someone forgot to tell Jan Ghyselinck of Cofidis and Pablo Urtasun of Euskadi-Euskaltel; this pair were part of the attack that went clear in the first kilometer. And they were only caught in the final 500 meters! There was another crash in the final 3km and the main victims were Tyler Farrar and Peter Sagan who were unable to contest the sprint. Up ahead the race for the stage victory was on in earnest: Goss was the first of the sprinters to start his run to the line – launching off the wheel of a team mate with 400m to go but he too ran out of steam just shy of the line and by then Greipel was at top speed. The German won his second successive stage of this Tour de France. Cavendish had the support of his team mates today and had a good train but Greipel was the stronger man.

Cancellara will keep the yellow jersey for another day. It's the 27th yellow jersey he has won, he now has the distinction of the most yellow jerseys without a Tour de France overall victory. There were no changes at the top of the GC.

Sagan didn’t report any serious consequences (bruise to the left elbow and gluteus) but was very disappointed: "I lost a great chance, first of all to earn important points for the green jersey. Unfortunately, every sprint has the same script: all riders want be in front of the group, some guys think they feel good and take risks that cause crashes. I know, we’re at the Tour de France and a victory here means a lot, but the risks are really high. Knowing that consequences of the crash are not severe helps me overcome my disappointment".

Petacchi finished 8th today and said after the race, "The finish was more demanding than yesterdays, it required a lot of energy in the legs. I was not as good as I was in Rouen. The team performed a good job, in particular we avoided getting involved in the crash. At 700 mt to go, I noticed I needed to recover positions so I raised my speed but my energy was finished".

Note: Marcel Kittel retired today. Of the 198 riders who started,  194 remain in the peloton.

Tomorrow: Stage 6, Épernay-Metz, 207.5 km. TdF analysis by Jean-François Pescheux:
"Sprint expected but not certain...There is another day of flat racing and thus the consensus is that this will be another day for the sprinters but there are some lessons to take home from the early stanza of Le Tour 2012: accidents happen, riders can falter, and some lead-out trains are more organized than others. Peter Sagan missed out on adding points to his tally in stage five because of a crash. Matt Goss has been consistent and appears to be getting closer to his first Tour stage win. André Greipel’s crew has proven to be the most formidable this year. "

1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 24:45:32
2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:07
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:11
6 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:13
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:17
8 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:18
9 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Sharp
10 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:19
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:21
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:22
13 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
14 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
15 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:23
16 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
17 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
18 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:24
19 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan
20 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
21 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:25
22 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling
23 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:26
24 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:28
25 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:29
26 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
27 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:35
28 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
29 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:37
30 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
31 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:38
32 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
33 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:40
34 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 0:00:42
35 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
36 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:00:43
37 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:45
38 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
39 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:47
40 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:48
41 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:53
42 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
43 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:57
44 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:00
45 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01
46 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:24
47 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:29
48 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:30
49 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:38
50 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:01:41
51 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:01:42
52 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:55
53 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:02:03
54 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:09
55 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:22
56 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:02:27
57 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:02:29
58 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:40
59 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:02:46
60 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:52
61 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:54
62 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:59
63 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:03:08
64 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:17
65 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:18
66 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:03:34
67 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:03:44
68 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
69 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:03:50
70 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 0:04:01
71 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:03
72 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:04:04
73 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team
74 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:04:10
75 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:04:14
76 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:15
77 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:04:18
78 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:04:21
79 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:04:30
80 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:04:47
81 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:58
82 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:59
83 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:05:07
84 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:12
85 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:16
86 Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:05:24
87 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Sharp 0:05:28
88 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:06:00
89 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:06:20
90 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:22
91 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:06:23
92 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:06:29
93 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:06:30
94 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:32
95 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan 0:06:43
96 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:06:54
97 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:07:02
98 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team
99 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
100 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:07:05
101 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:07:12
102 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:07:29
103 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:07:46
104 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:07:58
105 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 0:08:03
106 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale
107 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
108 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:08:04
109 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:19
110 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:28
111 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:32
112 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:34
113 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:35
114 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:36
115 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team
116 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:08:46
117 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:08:47
118 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
119 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 0:08:48
120 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD 0:08:49
121 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:56
122 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
123 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:08:59
124 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:13
125 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:42
126 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:47
127 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:09:50
128 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:09:56
129 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:09:57
130 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:03
131 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:10:10
132 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:16
133 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:17
134 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
135 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat 0:10:22
136 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:10:25
137 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 0:10:30
138 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:10:36
139 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:45
140 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:10:53
141 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:57
142 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:11:05
143 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
144 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:11:07
145 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:20
146 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:11:33
147 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:11:38
148 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:11:43
149 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:11:45
150 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:11:50
151 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:51
152 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
153 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 0:11:59
154 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:12:02
155 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 0:12:11
156 David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Sharp
157 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:12:14
158 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
159 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 0:12:21
160 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD 0:12:32
161 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:12:45
162 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:12:52
163 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:12:54
164 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:12:55
165 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 0:12:59
166 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:13:00
167 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Sharp 0:13:04
168 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:13:13
169 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:13:26
170 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:13:38
171 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:13:43
172 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra) Lampre - ISD 0:13:56
173 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:14:33
174 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:14:48
175 Tom Veelers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:14:51
176 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:15:41
177 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:57
178 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:16:07
179 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:17:42
180 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep
181 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:18:03
182 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:18:26
183 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:18:57
184 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:18:59
185 Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:19:10
186 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:19:12
187 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:19:41
188 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:20:02
189 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:07
190 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:21:51
191 Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:22:53
192 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:26:14
193 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:26:39
194 Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:39:10

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