Follow live the fifth stage between Baie-Mahault and Les Abymes




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08/09/2022 – 16:20





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1:52 p.m

08/09

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Fifth stage podium

Florian Rapiteau of Laval Cycling 53 was first during this 5th stage. CSCA’s Taïno Cailliau is in second place and GDM-VC’s Ivan Centrone is the third man on this podium.

Tomorrow, the sixth stage will leave Capesterre-Belle-Eau and join Gourbeyre in 148 km.

1:40 p.m

08/09

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Florian Rapiteau is the first

The winner of this fifth stage is Florian Rapiteau of Laval Cycling 53.

1:36 p.m

08/09

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final sprint

Yvan Centrone of GDM-VC, continues his advance towards the finish line at the front, he distanced himself from the other men in the group at the front the victory could be his but anything is possible. CSCA’s Taïno Cailliau launches an attack. Suspended less than two kilometers from the finish line.

1:32 p.m

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Yvan Centrone tries a breakaway 5km from the finish line

GDM-VC driver Yvan Centrone accelerated as he approached the finish, but the others chased him. The fight for victory is indisputable.

1:25 p.m

08/09

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stretch at home

The race is almost over. The runners have climbed Masselas for the last time and are heading at full speed towards the finish line. The leading group is always the same. Who sped up first? The answer in the next few minutes.

1:17 p.m

08/09

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Less than 20 km before the finish line

The final step over the finish line approaches with big pedal strokes. The runners covered 140 km of the 155 km of the test. They accelerate when they were already driving very fast. Alexys Brunel seems to want to launch an attack.

1:05 p.m

08/09

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3rd lap at the finish line

The leading group crosses the village of Les Abymes. He is about to complete his last lap before the finish line.

12:52 p.m

08/09

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3rd ascent of the Masselas

The peloton climbs the summit of Masselas for the 3rd time in the race. He is 5’11 seconds behind the breakaway group. They have traveled 120 km since leaving the starting line.

The rise of Masselas exhausts the runners.
Cyclists stick out their tongues on the climb to Masselas.

12:49 p.m

08/09

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10 men in the leading group

As of now, the leading group has 10 drivers: Alexys Brunel from the USL, Lars Daniels from the GDM-VC, Taïno Cailliau from the CSCA, Cédric Eustache from the ATMC, Axel Carnier and Norman Latouche from the Martinican national team, Ivan Centrone from the GDMVC, Veluko ​​Stoinic from Team Corratec, Mathieu Pellegrin from Team Cama CCD and Tom Donnenwirth from UVMG.

12:39 p.m

08/09

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3 hunters on the line

Team Corratec’s Dusan Rajovic, Premier Tech U 23’s Guillaume Dauschy and TKA PDL’s Kendrick Clavier form a chase group that is well behind the leading group. They just crossed the finish line in the second lap.

12:26 p.m

08/09

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Eleven men in charge

The breakaway group therefore now consists of eleven riders following the violent crash of Premier Tech U 23 team Kylian Sénicourt.

12:23 p.m

08/09

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Violent fall of Kylian Sénicourt

Premier Tech U 23 rider Kylian Sénicourt crashed violently on a descent on the road to Chazeau. It seems he hurt himself and was attended to by the nurse.

12:16 p.m

08/09

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95 km traveled

The peloton has traveled 95 km and is at the top of Masselas for the second time. They pedal hard to keep up. He is more than 4 minutes behind the leading group.

12:04 p.m

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1st finish line crossing

The peloton has just passed the Abymes Town Hall where the finish line is. Runners must complete a loop four times. So, it’s the second time they’ve been there but it’s the first of the four laps that have to be done. The summit of Masselas is close and still at risk of harm.

The runners cross the village of Les Abymes

11:58 a.m

08/09

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Movement in the leading group

The leading group had split in two but very quickly found the twelve men who had been part of it for many kilometers. Pedal strokes are still just as sustained.

11:55 a.m

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Technical problems for Odvelt Clergé

The Excelsior rider, with number 131, Odvelt Clergé, had to dismount due to a technical problem. After switching bikes, he quickly resumed running.

11:43 a.m

08/09

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1st ascent to the summit of Masselas

After more than 70 km of racing, the leading group reached the summit of Masselas, 810 meters high in Sainte-Anne. The peloton is struggling on this rather steep climb and is 3 minutes 40 seconds behind the lead group.

11:36 a.m

08/09

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The leading group crosses the finish line for the 1st time

The leading group consists of twelve men: Alexys Brunel of the USL, Taïno Cailliau of the CSCA, Cédric Eustache of the ATMC, Axel Carnier and Norman Latouche of the Martinican national team, Ivan Centrone of the GDMVC, Florian Rapiteau of Laval Cycling 53, Veluko ​​​​Stoinic from Team Corratec, Mathieu Matarese from Excelsior, Kylian Sénicourt from Premier Tech U 23, Teddy Tarane from UVS and Tom Donnenwirth from UVMG who would be the virtual yellow jersey at this stage of the race.

They crossed the finish line for the first time in Les Abymes. Three more loops in the Grands-Fonds before the finish

11:19 a.m

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The hills of Grands-Fonds

The runners are at the Grands-Fonds des Abymes, on the road to Chazeau. Region with a particularly rough terrain and therefore difficult for cyclists. 57 km have been covered since the exit in Baie-Mahault.

11:10 a.m

08/09

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Overwhelming heat

This day, August 9, is particularly hot, the sun shines its rays on the asphalt and the runners are suffering, as proof, he has already had two retirements since the start of the stage. Replenishment allows you to rehydrate and regain strength to continue.

Provision of the UVMG


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