Michael Woods dominated the queen point of this virtual Tour de France, winning Mont Ventoux after his leg break in Paris-Nice before this year.
The Canadian struck on the scale, taking NTT’s Domenico Pozzovivo and yellowish jersey-wearer Louis Meintjes together with himbefore leaving them behind to have a solo success.
NTT firmed their lead in the overall clasification, together with Stefan De Bod also finishing fourth, the group riding side-by-side beneath the watchful gaze of Bjarne Riis.
Tonight’s closing phase six will cap off three weekend of digital racing, together with the peloton coming to a computer-generated Champs-Élysées to get a last opportunity to take point honours.
The way that it occurred
‘La Reine’, or the queen point of this virtual Tour de France, tackles a third category climb before going up Mont Ventoux, completing in an electronic Chalet Reynard. Following a growing few kilometres of apartment, the road heads faulty and does not stop until the end, with a mean gradient of 4.9 percent for the whole stage.
Ag2r La Mondiale’s Benoit Cosnefroy took the first intermediate dash, until Alpecin-Fenix’s Jonas Rickaert was over the summit of this third class rise.
Michael Woods (EF Pro Cycling) then assaulted with 10kilometers to proceed, Jumbo-Visma’s Jonas Vingegaard chasing hard behind, together with Domenico Pozzovio (NTT) linking to make it a trio off front, Bjaarne Riis position, arms folded, at the backdrop.
Both passengers were soon caught by a gifted chase group comprising Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Eddie Dunbar (Ineos).
Bardet was subsequently detached from the direct team on account of the speed Woods was forcing, the Frenchman picking up his telephone to allow his team-mates and sports manager understand.
The infernal speed being set by Woods shed all these riders out of the front of the race, together with Pozzovivo hanging there while NTT team-mate Louis Meintjes, wearing the yellow jersey Mandela Day, fought hard to remain in contact.
The three up front were 43 minutes before the remainder of the area with 6km staying, together with NTT’s Stefan De Bod and Ben O’Connor at the next group together with Eddie Dunbar, significance Riis’ squad were looking good to firm up their lead in the general classification.
Woods was out of his saddle 4.5kilometers to proceed, readying himself to the struggle against two riders by precisely the exact same group to take point honours.
Pozzovivo then started his assault, the Italian temporarily taking a small gap but placing Meintjes in trouble.
With 4km to go Meintjes had dropped away as Pozzovivo utilized a feather power-up to remain in touch with Woods.
500m afterwards and Woods was gone up the street, pushing out 430w/ occasionally 100w over Pozzovivo managed to.
Woods needed a nine-second edge with 2.5km staying, looking great for its success and falling a feather power-up to further his progress towards the summit.
below the flamme rouge and Woods was assured of success, additionally taking the combative decoration for the afternoon as he drifted across the internet.
Virtual Tour de France, stage 5: La Reine (22.9km)
1. ) Michael Woods (May ) EF Guru Cycling, in 46-03
2. ) Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) NTT, in 18 moments
3. Louis Meintjes (RSA) NTT, in 50s
4. ) Stefan De Bod (RSA) NTT, in 1-17
5. ) Gavin Mannion (USA) Rally, in two -15
6. Eddie Dunbar (Irl) Ineos, in two -40
7. ) Ben O’Connor (Aus) NTT, in two -57
8. ) Romain Bardet (Fra) Ag2r La Mondiale, in 3-49
9. Carlos Rodriguez (Esp) Ineos, in 3-57
10. Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix, in 4-41
General classification after stage five
1. ) NTT (RSA) — 391 factors
2. ) Rally (USA) — 219 pts
3. EF Pro Cycling (USA) — 175 pts
4. Trek-Segafredo (USA) — 171 pts
5. ) Israel Start-Up Nation (Isr) — 161 pts