Tour of Great Britain
Stage 5: The Stoke-on-Trent Stage - Stage Details


Leigh Howard regained the gold leader’s jersey at the Tour of Britain following the fifth stage of racing. Having ceded the jersey to Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) by six seconds yesterday, Howard survived numerous splits in the bunch to make it to the finish with a group of 15 riders. 

ORICA-GreenEDGE lost Brett Lancaster to an early crash. Lancaster suffered a deep laceration to his leg, just below the knee, and received 11 stitches.

"I was quite pleased with my legs today. I did get tailed off the field over the first categorized climb and ended up in the second group on the road. The two groups merged on the descent, and when we went up the next climb, I was able to stay with the pack. I probably went over the top tenth wheel or so. With such a hard stage, I just lacked the legs to really go for it in the sprint." - Leigh Howard


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Marc De Maar (AHo) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3:30:26
2 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) - Garmin-Sharp 0:00:15
3 Boy Van Poppel (Ned) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team ST
4 Nathan Haas (Aus) - Garmin-Sharp ST
5 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
6 Sam Bennett (Irl) - An Post - Sean Kelly ST
7 Damiano Caruso (Ita) - Liquigas-Cannondale ST
8 Leopold Koenig (Cze) - Team Netapp ST
9 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) - Endura Racing St
10 Jerome Coppel (Fra) - Saur - Sojasun ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
59 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:11:45
70 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:25:14
71 Jack Bobridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST