Stage 5: Epernay - Montargis 187.5km
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 4:30:50
2 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
158 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:01:51
"Another pretty easy day today. I wasn't feeling that great at all, I tried to give Thor a hand at the end, but just as I got up to him and Brett, I took the wrong way round a roundabout and lost all my positions again. I tried getting back up but it didn't happen, so I just sat up."
"Tough Day for Daniel. Not feeling too great and then took the wrong way around that roundabout near the finish. Daniel is doing a phenomenal job at resting and staying attentive near the front, while at the same time staying out of the wind. Very Impressive. He's not breaking any new records with his power numbers, but he's hanging tough and being smart about what he needs to do. 3124 kJ today and only about 200 TSS points as well, with over 60% of the day spent in active recovery. The hardest part of the stage was the first 10-12 minutes as everyone was attacking to try and make it in the breakaway. After the break went, then his power dropped from 350 watts down to 200-220 watts and stayed there for nearly 2 hours.
Keep it going Daniel!
Stage 5 file is HERE