The first four stages of the 2014 Tour de France are in the books, as Stage Five is set for Wednesday morning.
The fifth stage is set to begin in Ypres and conclude in Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, after a distance of 155.5 kilometers. It’s the sixth shortest stage in the entire race, and the second shortest, thus far. Stage Five is the second of five hill stages in 2014 Tour de France.
Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali remains in first place with a time of 17 hours, seven minutes and 52 seconds. He leads Canada’s Peter Sagan and Michael Albasini of Orica-GreenEdge, who sits in third place. Greg Van Avermaet and Alberto Contador round out the top five, as all four cyclists trail Nibali by two seconds.
Nibali held onto the yellow jersey, after Germany’s Marcel Kittel won Stage Four on Tuesday. It was the third stage victory for Kittel this year, marking seven in his career.
The 2013 Tour de France winner, Chris Froome, will look to bounce back after a disappointing on Tuesday. He fell off his bike five kilometers into the race, and currently sits in seventh place..