Tour de France - Stage 5, Wed Jul 3, Cagnes- Marseilles, 228km
Stunning win by Orica today. What a TDF we're having compared with the early bore-fest last year. Hope it doesn't change a bit.
Theoretically at least, this is one for the sprinters. 4 categorised climbs on the route, but none of them particularly challenging. OPQS will certainly try their best to stay on the front all day long. Argos Shimano didn't trouble themselves at all in the TTT, so they may be seriously eyeing up the stage for Degenkolb. If Orica have anything left in the tank, their morale is through the roof right now and would bite your arm off to get three in a row. There is an outside chance of a breakaway staying ahead til the finish if they go off late on one of the climbs. GC riders not likely to be interested.