Stage summary08.03.2013 in 16:35Porte outwits Talansky to seize Paris-Nice lead
Richie Porte made a big step towards becoming the first Australian to win Paris-Nice with his shrewd, impressive victory at the top of Montagne de Lure at the end of stage 5. The Team Sky leader rewarded his team-mates for their precious work in this 176-kms ride from Chateauneuf-du-Pape but also outwitted yellow jersey holder Andrew Talansky (GRS), probably too bold and inexperienced, who wasted time and energy attacking three times in the finale. The young American showed temperament and...read more
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|16:15||Top 5 results|
Top 5 results in the 176-kms 5th stage of Paris-Nice between Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Montagne de Lure:
1. Richie Porte (Australia, SKY)
2. Denis Menchov (Russia, KAT) 26 secs behind
3. Andrew Talansky (U.S., GRS) 33 secs behind
4. Tejay Van Garderen (U.S., BMC) same time
5. Diego Ulissi (Italy, LAM) same time
|16:13||Porte wins stage 5|
Australia's Richie Porte (SKY) won the 176-kms fifth stage between Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Montagne de Lure. He takes the yellow jersey away from Andrew Talansky (GRS).
|16:11||Talansky leads the chase with Van Garderen|
Has Talansky been too bold? He chases with Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) and Nairo Quintana (MOV) but Porte is out to win the stage.
|16:10||Porte is gone|
Richie Porte (SKY) has now gone on his own. He catches Menchov and his alone in the front under the red flame.
|16:09||And Talansky does the job!|
The overall leader attacked behind Menchov, but Richie Porte took his wheel and countered!
Denis Menchov (KAT) goes in turn with 1.8 km to go. The Russian leads the yellow jersey group by 12 seconds.
Two kilometres to go and Talansky goes again! Aggressive tactics for the Yellow Jersey holder. But he is reined in....
Talansky's attack took the bunch back on Scarponi and dropped Andriy Grivko (AST), his closest rival in the overall standings.
Andrew Talansky (GRS) attacked in turn behind Scarponi with Richie porte on his heel!
Michele Scarponi (LAM) now goes on his own with 4 kms to go. Reminder he lies 18 seconds behind Andrew Talansky in the GC.
Michel Scarponi (LAM) has caught Le Mevel in front of a peloton that just lost Robert Gesink (BLA).
|16:00||Le Mevel attacks|
The Cofidis rider surged with five kilometres to go.
|15:57||Talansky well placed|
The overall leader is in the wheel of Richie Porte and looks good.
Robert Gesink (BLA) attacked, followed by Michele Scarponi (LAM). But David Lopez Garcia (SKY) bridges the gap.
Davide Malacarne (EUC) attacked behind Voigt, who was caught in the process.
|15:49||Gap goes down|
Only 30 seconds left for Voigt with 9 kms to go while only 39 riders are left in the chasing peloton.
|15:46||10 minutes to go...|
... and the gap between Voigt and the peloton is one minute.
|15:45||Hupnd Longo Borghini caught|
as Team Sky's David Lopez Garcia and Kanstantsin Siutsov lead the chase, about a minute behind Voigt, with Richie Porte on their heels.
Among the first riders to be dropped are Thomas Voeckler (EUC), world champion Philippe Gilbert (BMC) or stage 4 winner Michael Albasini (OGE).
Lemoine is the first of the former escapees to be caught.
|15:38||Team Sky lead the chase|
Team Sky have seized the reins at the bottom of the climb with Richie Porte in third spot.
14 kms to go, at the bottom of the climb and Voigt attacks to try and get rid of his breakaway companions.
|15:34||15 kms to go...|
... for the four escapees, who are 2 kms from the last climb and currently lead the peloton by 1:40.
|15:32||Lampre lead the chase|
Riders from the Italian team have been leading the peloton in the descent.
|15:28||20 kms to go...|
... and the gap between the break and the peloton is two minutes.
|15:23||2:10 at the top of the climb|
The peloton is narrowing the gap on the top of Cote des Mourres, with 24 kms to go.
|15:22||Sebastien Hinault out|
The IAM French rider just called it quits.
|15:21||Result on Cote des Mourres|
Result on the 3rd category Cote des Mourres (km 152)
1. Hupond 4 points
2. Voigt 2 points
3. Longo Borghini 1 point
|15:20||Blanco lead the bunch|
Riders from Dutch team Blanco are leading the bunch in the Cote des Mourres. Has Robert Gesink views on the stage?
|15:18||25 kms to go...|
... and the four lead the peloton by three minutes.
|15:15||In the penultimate climb|
Voigt, Hupond, Lemoine and Longo Borghini are in the penultimate climb, Cote des Mourres (3rd cat, top at km 152).
|15:13||Result of the second intermediate sprint|
Result of the second intermediate sprint in Forcalquier (km 149)
1. Longo Borghini 3 points, 3 seconds
2. Voigt 2 points, 2 seconds
3. Hupond 1 point, 1 second.
Km 146 - The gap between the four and the peloton is now down to 3:30.
|15:11||Coppel invovled in pile-up|
144 - Jerome Coppel (COF), Romain Sicard (EUS), Egoitz Garcia (COF) and Sebastien Turgot (EUC) were among riders involved in a massive pile-up at the back of the peloton.
|15:08||Tiernan-Locke gives up|
Team Sky's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has given up.
Several Garmin Sharp riders, including David Millar, who worked hard for Andrew Talansky since the start, have been dropped. The peloton is 4:25 adrift at the top of Col de la Mort d'Imbert.
|14:53||Voigt knows Lure well|
The German finished 6th in the 2009 stage up Montagne de Lure.
|14:51||Result on Col de la Mort d'Imbert|
Result on the 3rd category Col de la Mort d'Imbert (Km 134.5)
1. Hupond 4 points
2. Voigt 2 points
3. Lemoine 1 point
Km 130 - The peloton tackles the 3rd category Col de la Mort d'Imbert five minutes behind the break.
|14:43||The peloton in Manosque|
The peloton is in Manosque (km 128) from where the start of stage 6 will be given tomorrow. Manosque held 11 stage finishes on Paris-Nice, the last in 2007, when Yaroslav Popovych won the stage.
|14:37||Gap at the top|
At the top of Cote de St Martin-les-Eaux (Km 123), the peloton was trailing the four escapees by 5:40.
|14:31||Result on Cote de St Martin-les-Eaux|
Result on the 3rd category Cote de St Martin-les-Eaux (Km 123)
2. Voigt 2 points
3. Lemoine 1 point
|14:29||Remake for Lemoine|
Cyril Lemoine (SOJ) was already in the day's break in 2009 when Paris-Nice first finished on top of Montagne de Lure.
|14:26||The break in the third climb|
Voigt, Hupond, Longo Borghini and Lemoine are in the third climb of the day, Cote de St Martin-les-Eaux (3rd cat, top at km 123).
The average speed in the third hour of the stage is 38.1 kph. The overall average speed is 39.3 kph.
|14:12||Nations in the race|
Thirty nations were left in the race at the start from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
|14:00||Gap going down|
Km 97 - Voigt, Hupond, Longo Borghini and Lemoine lead the main pack by 5:30.
to Laurent Bezault, second of Paris-Nice in 1993, who is 47 today, and Joost Posthuma, winner of a stage in 2005, who is 32.
|13:33||Result on Col d'Oppedette|
Result on the 2nd category Col d'Oppedettte (Km 85)
2. Lemoine 5 pts
3. Voigt 3 pts
4. Longo Borghini 2 pts
5. Johan Tschopp (IAM) 1 pt
The peloton 6:25 adrift.
|13:32||Gap still increasing|
Km 80 - Voigt, Lemoine, Longo Borghini and Hupond lead the peloton by 6:35.
The average speed in the second hour of the stage was 38.1 kph for an overall average speed of 39.9 kph.
|13:23||Lead goes up|
Km 77 - Voigt, Lemoine, Hupond and Longo Borghini lead the peloton by 6:25.
|13:17||The break in the second climb|
Km 74 - The four escapees are in the second climb of the day with a six minutes lead over the peloton.
|13:07||On the sprint line|
Voigt, Hupond, Longo Borghini and Lemoinel led the peloton by 5:40.
Gianni Meersman (OPQ) and Gaetan Bille (LTB) have given up.
|13:03||Result of the first intermediate sprint|
Result of the first intermediate sprint in St Saturnin-les-Apt (km 67)
1. Longo Borghini 3 points, 3 seconds
2. Voigt 2 points, 2 secs
3. Hupond 1 point, 1 sec.
|12:53||Garmin Sharp lead the bunch|
The team-mates of race leader Andrew Talansky are at the front of the the peloton.
Km 55 - Voigt, Hupond, Longo Borghini and Lemoine lead the peloton by 4:55.
|12:44|| Result on Col de Murs|
Result on the 2nd category Col de Murs (Km 47)
2. Hupond 5 pts
3. Longo Borghini 3 pts
4. Voigt 2 pts
5. Tschopp 1 pt
The peloton 6:00 adrift
|12:16||Puncture for Quintana|
The Movistar Colombian rider, seen by many as the leading favourite today, has punctured.
|12:15||The race tackles Col de Murs|
The four leaders tackle the first climb of the day, the 2nd category Col de Murs, with a five minutes lead over the peloton.
|12:13||Vincent Lavenu (ALM): "Some are going to lose their illusions"|
Interviewed by www.letour.fr before the start of the stage, AG2R team director Vincent Lavenu said it was the time of truth for his leader Jean-Christophe Peraud and for all the favourites: "It's a moment of truth for him too, we'll know more tonight. Obviously the race can be lost today, but it can also be won. It will be decisive for the ones bidding for a podium place in this Paris-Nice and it's the case for Jean-Christophe. I don't know yet whether he'll attack, it will depend on how...
While the sun was shining at the start in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, clous are now hanging over the peloton while it has been raining steadily in Forcalquier, at the bottom of Montagne de Lure.
Km 30 - The four escapees now lead the main bunch by 4:30.
Km 24 - The four now lead the peloton by 2:50. Hupond punctured a few kilometres back but is now back in the break.
|11:50||In the press today|
In l'Equipe, Philippe Bouvet believes Richie Porte (SKY) is the most impressive rider in the peloton: "They're still half a dozen bidders for final victory. But it is still Richie Porte who made the biggest impression. The Team Sky Australian, one of the best aides to Wiggins last year on the Tour, plays his own card this time.
|11:48||Tweets of the day|
PHILIPPE GILBERT @PhilippeGilbert
Jonathan Vaughters @Vaughters
Romain Bardet @romainbardet
Km 14 - Jens Voigt attacks. He is chased by Cyril Lemoine (SOJ), Paolo Longo Borghini (CAN) and Thierry Hupond (ARG)
Km 16 - Jens Voigt (RLT) has been caught by Hupond, Longo Borhini and Lemoine. The four now lead the pelootn by 1:10.
|11:34||Peloton at kilometre 6|
Km 6 - The peloton is packed after a brief attack by green jersey holder Elia Viviani (CAN).
|11:32||Ledanois (BMC): "Today is the D Day"|
Team director Yvon Ledanois (BMC) told www.letour.fr Tejay Van Garderen was tired like everybody else and cited Andrew Talansky and Colombia's Nairo Quintana as the men to watch today: "Since the start of this Paris-Nice the weather has constantly been changing from rain to sun and wind. It's always tiring for the riders but it's always the case in Paris-Nice.Today is the D Day when you see how everybody reacted to the conditions. Tejay is tired like everybody else but he has prepared for...
|11:29||Lionel Marie (OGE): "Simon could hardly breathe"|
Orica Greenedge team director Lionel Marie told www.letour.fr that Simon Gerrans suffered from a slight bronchitis since the start of Paris-Nice: "It didn't improve with the weather conditions we've had. He could hardly breathe this morning and it was not ideal in these conditions for him to go riding in the rain."
The real start was given at 11:22 to 170 riders.
Astana are leading the team standings ahead of AG2R La Mondiale and Omega Pharma Quick Step.
Two Americans lead the white jersey classification, which could quickly reflect the fight for GC victory. Overall leader Andrew Talansky (GRS) leads Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) by 16 seconds and the fight between the two compatriots on the climb to Montagne de Lure is one of the main interests of the day. Italy's Diego Ulissi, the two times junior world champion, is third 18 seconds adrift.
The long breakaway between Brioude and St Vallier was a fruitful one for the contenders for the best climber's jersey. Swiss Johann Tschopp (IAM) is a comfortable leader on 29 points, followed by France's Thomas Voeckler (EUC) on 17 points and Gianni Meersman (OPQ) on 11.
Italy's Elia Viviani (CAN) retained his points jersey on 55 points, ahead of Slovenia's Borut Bozic, on 43, but overall leader Andrew Talansky (GRS) is a close third with 41 points and could move up a place at least should he feature well in the climb to Montagne de Lure. Sylvain Chavanel (OPQ) is also on 41 points.
Andrew Talansky (GRS) retained his yellow jersey in St Vallier with his three seconds lead over Ukraine's Andriy Grivko (AST). In third place now lies Slovakia's Peter Velits (OPQ) level on time with his fourth-placed team-mates Sylvain Chavanel. Both trail the American race leader by four seconds.
|11:13||Gerrans does not start|
170 riders are heading towards the actual start. Simon Gerrans (OGE) does not start.
|11:04||Climbs of the day|
Km 47 - Col de Murs (2nd cat.)
|11:03||Sprints of the day|
Km 67 - St Saturnin-les-Apt
|11:02||Welcome on stage 5|
Welcome on the 176-kms 5th stage of Paris-Nice between Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Montagne de Lure.
Jersey wearers after the stage 7
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