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By Chris Bevan

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  1. Goodbye for now...

    I hope you enjoyed that as much as I did... more to come in the Vosges mountains on Thursday too.

    You can read all about Peter Sagan's stage five victory in our report, which is building here.

    And you can also keep in touch with all the major talking pioints from today's stage on the BeSpoke podcast. You can listen to that here.

    See you soon for stage six, and our first summit finish of the 2019 Tour.

  2. "Nice to get a bit of climbing in the legs"

    Geraint Thomas speaking to ITV4 after stage five: It was nice to get a bit of climbing in the legs and build up for tomorrow.

    What has he made of his rivals so far? It's hard to say really, we will know a lot more tomorrow. Can’t really tell a lot so far, apart from that Julian Alaphilippe is flying. He has shown the form to hang in there and keep the jersey. A lot of climbs before the last one tomorrow, so it will be a challenge.

    Geraint Thomas
  3. "I just have to ride with passion"

    Peter Sagan: “I just have to ride with passion and the victory comes. I have to say thanks to all my team mates. They have done a great job and finally we have the Tour de France victory that we were looking for. It’s very nice for us.

    "We controlled all day, on the flat part and towards the finish. I did my best. Everyone needs good luck and a good day for winning.”

    Peter Sagan
  4. Stage five result

    1. Peter Sagan (Slo/Bora-Hansgrohe) 4hrs 2min 33 sec
    2. Wout van Aert (Bel/Jumbo–Visma) Same time
    3. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton–Scott)
    4. Sonny Colbrealli (Ita/Bahrain–Merida)
    5. Greg van Avermaet (Bel/CCC)
    6. Julien Simon (Fra/Cofidis)
    7. Michael Matthews (Aus/Sunweb)
    8. Nils Politt (Ger/Katusha–Alpecin)
    9. Jasper Stuyven (Bel/Trek–Segafredo
    10. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Deceuninck-Quick Step)
  5. Thomas safely home

    Julian Alaphilippe stays in yellow after stage five. Geraint Thomas and his Team Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal finished safely in the peloton.

  6. Mean green winning machine

    Peter Sagan celebrates winning stage five

    That is Peter Sagan's 12th win in the Tour de France, and it means he extends his lead in the points classification - it is going to be very hard to get that green jersey off him now.

  7. Top five from stage five

    1. Peter Sagan

    2. Wout van Aert

    3. Matteo Trentin

    4. Sonny Colbrelli

    5. Greg Van Avermaet

  8. Sagan wins another stage

    The man in green, Peter Sagan, timed that to perfection. Wout van Aert gets second place, Matteo Trentin was third - Daryl Impey led him out.

  9. Sagan wins stage 5

    Peter Sagan gets it!

  10. Post update

    Daryl Impey going for it from a long way out...

  11. Post update

    It's going to be one heck of a sprint to the line.

  12. Post update

    Rui Costa is caught. One of Peter Sagan's Bora Hansgrohe team-mates is at the front.

  13. Post update

    Michael Matthews is doing his stint at the front of the chasing pack. Is anyone going to help him haul Rui Costa in?

  14. Post update

    Rui Costa is cycling into a headwind. The gap is coming down. 11 seconds now...

  15. Post update

    Rui Costa is now 13 seconds clear. The chasing pack are going to have to work out who is going to hunt him down - they all seem to want to keep their powder dry for the sprint to the line.

  16. Team Sunweb hunting Costa

    Team Sunweb are leading the chase. Rui Costa is 10 seconds clear... for now.

  17. Costa attacks

    Things are about to get lively.

    Edvald Boasson Hagen moves quickly through the peloton.... further up the road, there is an attack - it is former world champion Rui Costa.

  18. Post update

    Team Sunweb, who want to hand Michael Matthews the stage win, are setting the pace. Edvald Boasson Hagen is back in touch, but at the back of the pack.

  19. Post update

    The man in the yellow jersey, Julian Alaphilippe, hits the front of the race at the bottom of the hill. Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal are up there too, along with the other big hitters in the General Classification. Peter Sagan, of course, is lurking too.