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TDF 2020 - Stage 5: Gap - Privas 183km *Spoilers*

Stage 5: Gap - Privas Stage 5 - 183km

The 5th stage on the Tour de France runs from Gap to Privas. At 183 kilometres, along an undulating route, the race is likely to see a bunch sprint on an uphill false flat.



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The journey through Provence will take the riders on the lands of olive trees as they go past Nyons and then to the kingdom of “nougat” in the city of Montélimar. But once in the Rhone Valley, the cycling speciality really is the bunched sprint. The race moves through the beautiful Ardèche to finish in Privas, capital of the region. At the end of an uphill false-flat road on several kilometres, the one in Privas will concern the finest of specialists.







A painful category 4 climb comes just 10 kilometers from the finish, and the uphill drag into Privas caters to the versatile fast men.






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Gap

25 previous stages
Population: 42,600

Since the first victory of the “Belgian locomotive” Jef Demuysere in 1931, Gap frequently hosted the Tour. Solo attackers have often done well here, like Jean-François Bernard, who revealed himself in 1986, or Pierrick Fedrigo 20 years later. In 2011 and 2013, Gap celebrated world champions when Thor Hushovd and Rui Costa won stages with the rainbow jersey on their backs. In 2015, it was another solitary escapee, Ruben Plaza, who took the laurels with a 30-seconds lead over Peter Sagan, who collected second places that year.
Last year, it was the turn of European champion Matteo Trentin to snatch his third Tour stage on his own, the fourth for team Mitchelton-Scott.



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Privas

One previous stage

Population: 8,700

Privas, the only French prefecture without a railway station, could still see the sprinters trains take shape on this stage, which is not completely a first. The Tour visited the prefecture of Ardèche for the start of a stage to Bourg d’Oisans in 1966. Privas also hosted the Critérium du Dauphiné several times, the last in 2009, when Alejandro Valverde raised his arms.

Marrons glacés










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  • I am posting this now as my broadband is barely working at times.
    Engineer visiting in the morning, so hopefully it will be sorted.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,902 Lives Here
    edited September 2020
    Avondetappe had a nerdy Belgian on who is working on a model that spits out how dangerous various routes and stages are, and it picked out this stage as the standout most dangerous one on the race (not accounting for weather).
  • The weather for Privas and the stage finish.



    The outlook for the next few days looks great too, with temperature on the rise.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450

    I am posting this now as my broadband is barely working at times.
    Engineer visiting in the morning, so hopefully it will be sorted.

    Cheers . appreciated
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    edited September 2020
    https://google.co.uk/maps/@44.7214286,4.6102892,3a,75y,352.21h,75.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAmMUoKrvg-9RCdipcjfcZA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en 250 m from finish line pass to the right of roundabout but straight over, finish line next to starde ...bit challenging
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,059

    https://google.co.uk/maps/@44.7214286,4.6102892,3a,75y,352.21h,75.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAmMUoKrvg-9RCdipcjfcZA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en 250 m from finish line pass to the right of roundabout but straight over, finish line next to starde ...bit challenging

    It's been removed according to a tweet by inrng
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  • Is this going to be as sleep inducing as yesterdays stage?
    I have some research-ethics forms to read through but don't think they'll stop me drifting-off.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,605

    Is this going to be as sleep inducing as yesterdays stage?
    I have some research-ethics forms to read through but don't think they'll stop me drifting-off.

    it is downhill for 160km, go figure :-). Still nice landscapes.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 17,175

    Is this going to be as sleep inducing as yesterdays stage?
    I have some research-ethics forms to read through but don't think they'll stop me drifting-off.

    Gives me an additional few hours free time today.
    Last 10kms only I think.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,902 Lives Here
    One for the power sprinters you feel - draggy.

  • I miss the final km escape .
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    gsk82 said:

    https://google.co.uk/maps/@44.7214286,4.6102892,3a,75y,352.21h,75.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAmMUoKrvg-9RCdipcjfcZA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en 250 m from finish line pass to the right of roundabout but straight over, finish line next to starde ...bit challenging

    It's been removed according to a tweet by inrng
    Thought it was a bit testing in the last 250 m ! Makes sense
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • gsk82 said:

    https://google.co.uk/maps/@44.7214286,4.6102892,3a,75y,352.21h,75.86t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sAmMUoKrvg-9RCdipcjfcZA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en 250 m from finish line pass to the right of roundabout but straight over, finish line next to starde ...bit challenging

    It's been removed according to a tweet by inrng
    Thought it was a bit testing in the last 250 m ! Makes sense
    Apparently, at a cost of €47,000 they have removed it, as a condition of being given the finish.

    https://www.hebdo-ardeche.fr/actualite-8933-combien-va-couter-le-passage-du-tour-de-france
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    You think they would just finish it at the top.of the drag 300 m further back?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450

    I miss the final km escape .

    1992 has called and wants ekimov and Jasper skibby back
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • I miss the final km escape .

    1992 has called and wants ekimov and Jasper skibby back
    Think we might see one today. An escape attempt, not Ekimov or Skibby. Finish is quite tricky, and looks quite narrow in places.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    De gendt on the front at depart fictif
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450

    I miss the final km escape .

    1992 has called and wants ekimov and Jasper skibby back
    Think we might see one today. An escape attempt, not Ekimov or Skibby. Finish is quite tricky, and looks quite narrow in places.
    Channeling massimo ghirotto and Bruno gengihalta ..
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    My major client has list 96 million quid this year ... Great ... 2020 the year keeps giving
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,760

    De gendt on the front at depart fictif

    If he does get in the break, I'd imagine it is a tactic to avoid chasing responsibilities for the rest of the team rather than a genuine attempt to win.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    Wind
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,760
    Ha ha! Nobody wants to be in the break.
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  • Flag drops and... Everyone sits up. :D
    Hopefully De Gendt gets bored at some point
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    No one wants to take it on . Piano ...really odd
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    Where are the small teams . I think degendt is there for Ewan
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    Van aret
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Odd.
    Asgreen kicks it off, followed by de Gendt.
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,450
    Aert
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
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