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Wout van Aert retained the yellow jersey during a chaotic phase –

The fifth stage of France’s road cycling race, the Tour de France, turned out to be very chaotic: Tadej Poujacquard won the most contenders. After a long escape, at the end of a thrilling race, Australian Simon Clarke was definitively victorious; Despite his downfall, Wout van Aert retained first place overall. Roglic had a bad fall, it’s not certain he can continue.

Clarke won the first stage of his tour (Photo: AFP)

In the second half of the 155-kilometre section of this year’s Tour de France between Lille and Arenberg, the square covered the classic one-day perimeter of Paris-Roubaix, with a total of 11 sections covering nearly 20 kilometers of cobbled road.

But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves, the day’s run kicked off almost immediately after the start: Tako van der Horn and Edvald Boisson Hagen joined Magnus Court in a polka dot jersey, and were joined by Simon Clarke, Nelson Paulis and Alexis Jugerd soon after, after. The Six-Tooth retained its lead quite well, and as it approached the cobblestone sections, it was more and more certain that its members would make it home.

On the court, there was a lot of excitement: the yellow jersey Wout van Aert For example, he fell and then almost hit one of the squad cars that suddenly had a brake ahead. Although there were moments when he was nearly four minutes behind, he finally made it to the finish line by 1:04 and managed to keep the yellow jersey.

Peter Sagan also fell to the ground, then Jonas Weinggaard hit a hole between the cobbled sections, and with the majority of Jumbo’s team staying behind to help him, it was safe to say something was going to happen to Primoz Roglic, who stayed at the front with the only assistant. It happened: just 30 kilometers before the end, he fell on a bale of hay stuck in a roundabout, and Caleb Ewan and Geraint Thomas also fell to the ground with him.

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Then it exploded in the main field Tadej Pojjakar, who quickly took a two-minute advantage over the yellow jersey, despite only 13 seconds remaining at the finish line. The biggest loser on the stage is Roglic, who was not enough to get three minutes at the finish line and, according to unconfirmed reports, finished spraining his shoulder due to a fall, and it is doubtful that he will be able to continue.

After the stage, the Australian made a rare stunt Simon Clark He won, ahead of the Dutchman Van der Horn by half a wheel. Norway’s Boasson Hagen was third, while American Bowles, who started his career early, was fourth.

On Thursday, the longest stage in this year’s Tour de France, the 220km between Binche and Longwy, awaits the square.

France Tour
Fifth Division (Lille – Arenberg, 155 km)
1. Simon Clark (Australia, Israel) 3:13:35
2. Taco van der Horn (Dutch, Intermarche and Ante) at the same time
3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway, Totaenergies) 3 seconds late
4. Nelson Bowles (American, EF Education) 4 sec.
… 7. Tadej Pojacar (Slovenia, UAE) 51 seconds h.
… 16. Wout van Aert (Belgian, Jumbo-Visma) 1:04 p.
… 61. Primoz Roglic (Slovenia, Jumbo Visma) 2:59 p.m.

The leading group of the complex
1. Wout van Aert 16: 17.22 hours
2. Nelson Bowles 13sec h.
3. Edvald Poisson Hagen 14sec h.