Tour de France & UCI World Championships
Stage 5 of the Tour de France 2019 is a hilly route in the Vosges mountains, 175.5km from Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar. It could be suitable terrain for a successful breakaway.
This is the official map of Stage 5, Tour de France 2019.
|Climbs||Côte de Grendelbruch (Category 3)
Côte du Haut-Koenigsbourg (Category 2)
Côte des Trois-Epis (Category 2)
Côte des Cinq Châteaux (Category 3)
The official Tour de France profile for Stage 5:
The peloton sets off from Saint-Dié-des-Vosges at 1315 and arrives at the finish in Colmar between 1724 and 1748.
Stage 5 of the 2019 Tour de France is a day in the Vosges mountains.
The riders set out from Saint-Dié-des-Vosges and head north east to the first climb, the Côte de Grendelbuch, which comes after 44km. Thereafter, they head south for the rest of the stage. The intermediate sprint at Heiligenstein comes after 71km, in a flatter middle section of the stage.
Then comes the Category 2 Côte du Haut-Koenigsbourg, after 109.5km. The next climb, also Category 2, is the high point of the day at 659m - the Côte des Trois-Epis.
The final climb, the Category 3 Côte des Cinq Chateaux, is after 156km, so 19.5km before the finish.
Stage 5 could be an opportunity for a breakaway; the GC contenders might be saving their energy for Stage 6 to la Planche-des-Belles-Filles. Perhaps Stage 5 will be on Thomas de Gendt's target list, and he might win.
Stage 6 of the Tour de France 2019 is 160.5km from Mulhouse to la Planche-des-Belles-Filles.
Read about Stage 6 of the 2019 Tour de France.
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges is in the Vosges mountains, and the Meurthe valley (Wikipedia).
Many of the buildings are made from a red sandstone-like material.
Jules Ferry, a French politician, was born here in 1832.
Colmar is a city in the Haut-Rhin département of France. It was part of Germany from 1871 to 1918 (Wikipedia).
One of Colmar's attractions is the Unterlinden Museum. Colmar is known as 'the capital of Alsatian wine.'