Today's stage

Rouen / St-Quentin

Key moments

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Tension until the very end but Greipel gets a second win

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 the flat race 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 victim this time was Tyler Farrar, a former stage winner who landed with a thud and...

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The stage in videos

video05/07/2012 

Summary of the race

  • Summary of the race
  • Interview - Stage Winner
  • Image of the day
  • Landscape of the day
  • Analysis of the stage
  • The day's route
  • Magazine
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  • The towns 2012 : visit Saint-Quentin
  • The towns 2012 : visit Rouen
  • Visit Haute-Normandie
  • Through the geologist eyes
  • visit the Seine Maritime

The stage in pictures

photo05/07/2012 

 

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Rouen / Saint-Quentin

Rouen

Nicknamed by Stendhal '' the gothic Athens'' and by Victor Hugo ''the town of a hundred steeples” the capital of Normandy, crossed by the Seine, can boast a rich heritage...

Saint-Quentin

The flamboyant gothic City Hall, its basilica (thirteenth-fifteenth centuries) and its Art Deco facades are the most eloquent testimony to its rich historical heritage....

Tour de france 2012

Running from Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 22th 2012, the 99th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,497 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

  • 9 flat stages
  • 4 medium mountain stages - one with a summit finish
  • 5 mountain stages - two with a summit finish
  • 2 individual time-trial stages
  • 1 prologue
  • 2 rest days

9 new stage towns

Abbeville, Annonay Davézieux, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Porrentruy, Samatan, Tomblaine, Visé

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Jersey wearers after the stage 5

Classifications after the stage 5

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