Tour de France Stage 5 – Data and stats

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Written By David Girones

Engineer in love of Data and passionate about cycling, running and triathlon

Stage 5 of Tour de France 2022 will be the second stage in France going from Lille to Arenberg, a famous location on the Paris Roubaix route.

Statistics and data of Tour de France Stage 5

Tour de France Stage 5 Average Distance

To calculate the average distance of the Stage 5 of the TdF there is some extra information to be provided.

  • 7 times Stage 5 was a Team Time Trial
  • 6 times Stage 5 was an Individual Time Trial
  • 8 times Stage 5 was divided in two splits 5a and 5b
  • 1 time Stage 5 was divided in three splits.

The average distance in kilometers of the Stage 5, has been 217.3 kms (135.1 miles)

Tour de France Stage 5 Average Distance in Kilometers

Otherwise, if we do not consider the Time Trials, as normally those stages are shorter, then stage 5 average distance increases to 236.1 km (146.8 miles)

Tour de France Stage 5 Average Distance in Kilometers not counting Time Trials

If we analyze the details of Stage 5 2022 edition of “Le Tour” we observe the amount of kilometers is lower than average, only 155 km (96 miles). As with most of the stages this year, 2022 stage 5 is shorter than the historic average.

Tour de France Stage 5 Evolution of kilometers

As we can see in the graph below the amount of kilometers has decreased since the first editions of the Tour; moreover this year’s stage is one of the shortest non time trial stage 5.

Tour de France Stage 5 Distance Evolution
  • Longest 5th Stage: 482 km (300 miles). From 1919 and 1924 edition
  • Shortest 5th Stage: 27.2 km (16.9 miles). 2021 edition

On the graph, the years with a two split or three split stage all splits have been added together. 

Tour de France Stage 5 types of stage

The fifth stage of the 2022 Tour de France will be a hilly stage from Lille to Arenberg. It will be the third time in Tour de France history with a hilly stage on stage 5, all of them in the recent years (2018, 2019 and 2022)

A Flat stage, 84 times, is the most common type of stage on the fifth stage of the Tour de France followed by a Medium Mountain Stage (16 times).

Tour de France Stage 5 Type of Stages

TdF Stage 5 Locations

The top 3 cities that have been hosting start lines of Tour de France Stage 5 are:

  • Rouen – 7 times
  • Caen – 5 times
  • Belfort – 5 times

The podium of cities hosting the finish line of the fifth stage of Tour de France is leaded by a city in the French Basque Country:

  • Bayonne – 8 times
  • Grenoble – 6 times
  • Bordeaux – 6 times

Tour de France Stage 5 winners

There are 10 winners with more than one victory in the fifth stage of the Tour de France. 

There is a famous British sprinter, Mark Cavendish, leading the classification of stage 5 victories, with 4 wins.

There are 2 cyclists with 3 victories each, ​​Walter Godefroot (BEL) and Ferdinand Kübler (SUI).

The remaining cyclists with two victories in the fifth stage of Le Tour include some famous sprinters:

  • Peter Sagan (SVK)
  • Mario Cipollini (ITA)
  • Jeroen Blijlevens (NED)
  • Jelle Nijdam (NED)
  • Jean Alavoine (FRA)
  • André Greipel (GER)

Stage 5 Tour de France anecdotes and important days

This section of the page will be a live document where I will be adding information that I gather through the time or that I receive in the comments.

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