TDF – ST5 Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges—Colmar (175.5km)
Colmar, July 10th – Sonny Colbrelli grabs the 4th place in the 5th stage in Colmar. A sweet and bitter result for the Italian sprinter:”I’m a little disappointed because today I felt the leg of the best days and I thought I could do a very good result. Unfortunately, the sprints with a reduced bunch can also be these and I have to thank my partner Matej Mohoric for the good job he did but, at some point, I lost him because of a shoulder push”.
“I came out of the last curve around the tenth position and then I reassembled but now the others were far away. I’m also sorry because there are not many occasions at the Tour and day by day fewer and fewer are left. Tomorrow we go uphill and I have to try to survive, but in the following stages I will definitely try again “.
Tomorrow, in fact, the 6th stage brings the first summit finish of this edition. The final haul is the steep and partly unpaved La Planche des Belles Filles, while the 160.5 kilometer route serves a total of seven climbs.
It will be the first exam for Vincenzo Nibali’s ambitions for the final victory in Paris. “For us it is an important stage – explains SD Paolo Slongo – and the first real ascent after the Giro d’Italia. It will serve to better understand how Vincenzo is doing and based on the result we will understand what direction this Tour will take for him”.
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