Tour de France

Stage 5) Gap - Privas

FR France, Wednesday 02 September 2020
183.5 km

Bennett seizes Tour de France green jersey

Bennett seizes Tour de France green jersey

Sam Bennett became the first Irish rider in more than three decades to lead a Tour de France classification, after racking up 40 points during Wednesday’s stage 5 from Gap to Privas (183 kilometers). A man on a mission at the start of the day, the 29-year-old showed his intentions early, at the intermediate sprint, where a masterful lead-out of Michael Mørkøv left him in a perfect position to take maximum points in L’Épine.

Going into the final kilometers of this stage – which featured narrow roads and a series of roundabouts – Bennett remained in the wheel of his experienced lead-out man as he moved through up the peloton before the uphill drag to the line. Despite having to come from behind, Sam unleashed a huge acceleration that saw him gain several positions and conclude the stage won by Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) in third position.

The points picked up in Privas, combined with those at the intermediate sprint, helped the Irish Champion climb into the lead of the green jersey standings for the first time in his career, a performance which gave him a lot of satisfaction, despite missing out on the stage win.

“It was a really hectic sprint, and to be honest, at three kilometers to go I felt that I didn’t have the legs to sprint anymore. The final was really difficult, I could feel that as we were approaching the line. I was focused today on taking the green jersey and having it and following in the footsteps of Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche feels amazing. I am delighted and proud with it and want to enjoy this moment and continue fighting for green.”

Unfortunately, Julian Alaphilippe lost the yellow jersey at the end of the day, after the jury penalized him 20 seconds for taking a bottle inside the last 20 kilometers of the stage. The only Frenchman to have won a stage so far at this edition, Julian sits now in 16th place, 16 seconds behind Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), the race’s new leader.

 

Photo credit: ©Tim De Waele / Getty Images

Race details

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:21:22
2 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
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3 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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4 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
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5 Jasper Stuyven
Trek - Segafredo
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6 Luka Mezgec
Mitchelton-Scott
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7 Bryan Coquard
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8 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
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9 Clément Venturini
AG2R La Mondiale
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10 Hugo Hofstetter
Israel Start-Up Nation
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16 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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65 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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88 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:25
89 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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109 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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110 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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140 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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1 Adam Yates
Mitchelton-Scott
22:28:30
2 Primož Roglič
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:03
3 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
0:07
4 Guillaume Martin
Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
0:09
5 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:13
6 Tom Dumoulin
Team Jumbo-Visma
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7 Nairo Quintana Rojas
Team Arkéa Samsic
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8 Esteban Chaves Rubio
Mitchelton-Scott
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9 Miguel Ángel López Moreno
Astana Pro Team
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10 Romain Bardet
AG2R La Mondiale
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16 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:16
58 Bob Jungels
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15:54
81 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
25:58
104 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36:44
121 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41:45
146 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
50:04
150 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
50:52
166 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
57:19
1 Sam Bennett
Deceuninck - Quick Step
123 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
114 pt
3 Alexander Kristoff
UAE-Team Emirates
93 pt
4 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
75 pt
5 Matteo Trentin
CCC Team
70 pt
6 Bryan Coquard
66 pt
7 Cees Bol
Team Sunweb
62 pt
8 Giacomo Nizzolo
NTT Pro Cycling
61 pt
9 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
50 pt
10 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
47 pt
12 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36 pt
45 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
74 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2 pt
1 Tadej Pogačar
UAE-Team Emirates
22:28:37
2 Egan Bernal Gómez
INEOS Grenadiers
0:06
3 Enric Mas Nicolau
Movistar Team
0:15
4 Sergio Higuita García
EF Pro Cycling
0:34
5 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
4:03
6 Daniel Felipe Martínez Poveda
EF Pro Cycling
4:10
7 Harold Tejada Canacue
Astana Pro Team
14:55
8 Niklas Eg
Trek - Segafredo
16:57
9 Lennard Kämna
BORA - hansgrohe
19:12
10 Neilson Powless
EF Pro Cycling
22:45
13 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
36:37
23 Rémi Cavagna
Deceuninck - Quick Step
57:12
1 Benoît Cosnefroy
AG2R La Mondiale
36 pt
2 Nans Peters
AG2R La Mondiale
31 pt
3 Marc Hirschi
Team Sunweb
26 pt
1 EF Pro Cycling 67:26:52
2 Trek - Segafredo 0:32
3 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:40
4 Bahrain - McLaren 1:51
5 Movistar Team 2:14
6 UAE-Team Emirates 3:38
7 Astana Pro Team 3:47
8 Groupama - FDJ 4:52
9 INEOS Grenadiers 5:47
10 AG2R La Mondiale 6:15

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