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Tour de France Stage 5: Mark Cavendish Wins Sprint Finish, Simon Gerrans Stays in Yellow

Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Tour de France Stage 5 Winner Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step celebrates his win at the end of stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Mark Cavendish won Stage 5 of the 2013 Tour de France.  The 140+ mile stage took the riders five and a half hours to complete and ended in a full sprint finish.  Edvald Boasson Hagen and Peter Sagan put a lot of pressure on Cavendish in the final meters.

Simon Gerrans of Australia will retain his yellow jersey for yet another day.  His teammates on Orica-GreenEDGE pulled hard to keep Gerrans at the front of the pack.  He finished in the 15th position for Stage 5 which will keep him at the top of the general classification.  Orica-GreenEDGE riders Daryl Impey and Michael Albasini also share the top time with Gerrans.

Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
The peloton in action during stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Nacer Bouhanni of France riding for Francaise des Jeux is attended to by medical personnel after being involved in a crash in the last kilometer of stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Jonathan Hivert (C) of France riding for Sojasun is helped to his feet as teammate Jean Marc Marino (L) of France riding for Sojasun repairs his bike after crashing in the final kilometer of stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Nacer Bouhanni of France riding for Francaise des Jeux is attended to by medical personnel after being involved in a crash in the last kilometer of stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Simon Gerrans of Australia and Team Orica Greenedge (yellow) in action with his team during stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Yukiya Arashiro of Japan and Team Europcar in action during stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Simon Gerrans of Australia and Team Orica Greenedge in action during stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Simon Gerrans of Australia and Team Orica Greenedge smiles ahead of stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »Le Tour de France 2013 - Stage Five
Mark Cavendish of Great Britain and Team Omega Pharma-Quick Step celebrates his win at the end of stage five of the 2013 Tour de France, a 228.5KM road stage from Cagnes-sur-mer to Marseille, on July 3, 2013 in Marseille, France. (Getty Images)more pics »









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