Fernando Gaviria has unequivocally proven himself as the sprint to beat at this year’s Tour de France, the Colombian pocket rocket scoring his second Stage win of the race overnight.
It was a drag race finish, a long and flat 4km straight as the peloton chased the stubborn, day-long four-man breakaway.
Fernando Gaviria again beat Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) and Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) and then said “taking two stages at my first Tour de France is just … wow.”
‘We Don’t Want To Stop Here’
“It wasn’t easy at all,”he continued. “But we came here in very good condition, keen on leaving our mark on this great race, and thanks to the fantastic work of the entire team we have reasons to smile and be happy, but we don’t want to stop here and will remain focus for what’s to come.”
Stage 5 of this year’s great race will undoubtedly be the toughest so far, with three category 3 climbs, 2 category 4’s and undulating, narrow Brittany roads.
Some are comparing it to a hilly Ardennes classic, tough for the riders but 204.5km of broadcast bliss for the fans.
Bicycling Australia will have a full report including photos and video from Stage 5 – check back on Thursday morning for the latest.