Wout van Aert
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Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo-Visma) won the stage on the fifth day of the Tour de France.
After 183 kilometers from Gap to Privas, the Belgian won the sprint from Cees Bol (Team Sunweb) and Sam Bennett (Deceuninck-Quick Step).
For van Aerts Team Jumbo-Visma it was the second stage success of this year's tour after Primoz Roglic's victory the day before.
Julian Alaphilippe keeps the overall leader's yellow jersey.
Peter Sagan had to hand over the green jersey to sprinter Bennett at the finish.
The race started calmly, unlike in the past few days, there was no breakaway group.
Even the intermediate sprint that Sam Bennett won could not tear the field apart.
About half of the route was downhill.
Benoît Cosnefroy, wearing the mountain jersey, won two mountain classifications in the fourth category without any problems.
The race got faster over the last 40 kilometers and the teams began the first battles for positions before the final sprint.
With ten kilometers to go, Team Ineos around last year's winner Egan Bernal also picked up the pace in a strong wind - and caused chaos.
The drivers from Jumbo-Visma around co-favorite Roglic as well as sprinter teams fell behind and had to fight their way back to the top after they were out of the strong wind.
Team Sunweb took over the management work for Bol.
But van Aert stayed behind the Dutchman and sprinted out of the slipstream to a stage success.
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