Tour De France 2013 Stage 5 Cagnes-Sur-Mer to Marseille Preview

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Updated: July 2, 2013

Not quite on the south coast as many would have wanted to make for a great view of the sea, the good side is that it will take away potential coastal winds and make for a fairly competed contest. The finish at Marseille will be the 34th time The Tour De France has passed through Marseille, including the first ever Tour De France.

The Tour is still very open which is exactly what the organisers intended on, keeping it very open at this stage and for break-aways to last.

What To Expect

The General Classification could be stretched out with a lot of break-aways expected and significant ones near the end of the race which could prove to be important. One category 3 climb and 3 category 4 climbs means there will be points on offer for King Of The Mountain, where Pierre Roland would like to extend his lead and maybe Kadri and Clarke could get some points again.

 

Cagnes sur mer to Marseille

Map Profile of Cagnes-Sur-Mer to Marseille

Predictions 

Some of the sprinters could get lost after the climbs, the only two sprinters I can see still staying near the front are Andre Greipel and Peter Sagan who will stay within distance easily. If the sprinters can stay in the peloton over the climbs, they will most likely be able to take the stage win. Matt Goss is someone who could take his first stage win along with Mical Kwiatkowski. David Millar and Daryl Impey are outside bets who have impressed so far in this year’s Tour. Orica GreenEdge will be looking to continue their fantastic start to the Tour. I think Michal Kwiatkowski will just about take this stage win, but proably won’t take the yellow jersey.

 

“Tour De France 2013 Stage 5 Cagnes-Sur-Mer To Marseille Preview” written by Seb True

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