QUIMPER, France – Slovakia’s Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) won on Wednesday the fifth stage of the Tour de France between Lorient and Quimper.
Sagan was the fastest rider in the 204.5-kilometer race, clocking a time of 4:48.06, while Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) kept the yellow jersey even though he finished seventh.
“It was a very nice stage, technical, up and down, left and right. I enjoyed it,” Sagan said after his win.
Sagan got his second victory in this edition and Italy’s Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain) got second place.
Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert (Quick Step) came in third, followed by Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
Van Avermaet leads the general standings after the fifth stage, ahead of American Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing) and Gilbert, respectively.
The 181-kilometer sixth stage is set to be held on Thursday between Brest and Mur-de-Bretagne.