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)
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)
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.
- 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).
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
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