Stage 5 summary
Stage 5 was the last of the flat stages before the race heads the mountains, the last chance for Ethan Vernon to reprise yesterday’s win. The stage ended in the expected sprint, but it was disappointed for GB as a dropped chain prevented Ethan from contesting the win. Lewis Askey was fourth though, his third top ten of the race, as his Groupama-FDJ Continental teammate Marijn Van Den Berg took the win.
First up, we hear from GB coach Matt Brammeier review how the stage went for the team and look ahead to the race’s first foray into the mountains tomorrow. Press play on the audio player below, or ‘watch’ it on YouTube here.
Then we hear from Lewis Askey – expertly interviewed by his teammate Tom Gloag – who discusses how his race has gone so far, what happened in today’s stage, whether he might become a leadout man in the future, and his thoughts about the mountains to come.