Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tour de France Stage 5: Amassing Points

Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) added another stage victory and more points to his total in the Maillot Vert competition as the peloton stormed into the center of Amiens.  The "Gorilla" came from behind Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quickstep) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) to punch the air for the second time in the 102nd edition of the Tour de France.  The only one who was able to gain on the big man from Germany was the three time winner of the Green Jersey, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo).  Just like the previous two Tours, Sagan has yet to claim a stage victory in this year's Tour.  However, unlike last year, he has yet to lay claim to the coveted sprinter's prize.  Sagan's efforts were enough to take second on the stage, but he is slipping further behind Greipel in the chase for Green.  Sagan does climb much better than any of the other pure sprinter's so he will have plenty of chances to close the gap between himself and Greipel.

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