Tour de France
Stage 5: Limoges to Le Lioran - Stage Details

British climber Adam Yates rode well on today’s stage five of the Tour de France as the race hit the hills of the Massif Central, giving ORICA-BikeExchange their third top ten of the 2016 Tour.

The 216 kilometre stage was won from the breakaway by Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) who also moved into the race lead and the yellow jersey.

23-year-old Yates was part of a selection of favourites that formed on the penultimate climb. The 2015 Classica Ciclista San Sebastian winner looked comfortable as the speed increased and the race favourites started to have a good look at one another on the first real ascents of this year's Tour.

The group finished together with Yates in eighth place on the stage and now 13thoverall with the objective for ORICA-BikeExchange still very much a stage win.

Sport director Matt White praised the performance of Yates and the team on a tough day in the hills.

“We thought it was going to be a very aggressive day,” said White. “It was a medium mountains stage and Movistar did what we thought Team Sky were going to do and put the pressure on over the final climbs.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team 5:31:36
2 Thomas De Gendt (BEL) - Lotto Soudal 0:02:34
3 Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff Team 0:05:04
4 Joaquin Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha 0:05:04
5 Daniel Martin (IRL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:05:07
6 Bartosz Huzarski (POL) - Bora-Argon 18 0:05:07
7 Julian Alaphilippe (FRA) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:05:07
8 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:07
9 Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky 0:05:07
10 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team 0:05:07
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
8 Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:05:07
71 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:13:45
105 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:23:45
108 Ruben Plaza (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:23:45
117 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:14
120 Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:14
122 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:14
154 Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:14
162 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:25:14