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UAE Team Emirates' Louis Meintjes finishes 11th to rise 100 places in General Classification
Wednesday, 5 July 2017, United Arab Emirates: UAE Team Emirates' Louis Meintjes put in a strong display amongst the climbers on stage five of the Tour de France, crossing the finish line in 11th place, only denied a top 10 finish by Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), who had started the day wearing the yellow jersey, only to see it taken by team mate Christopher Froome at the end of this stage. The result boosts Meintjes 100 places to 13th in the General Classification.
Riders were tasked with a brutal up-hill climb to end stage five – the first summit finish of the Tour. Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team) rode to a clear victory, having made a break from the front pack with less than 3km to go.
Speaking after the stage Louis Meintjes said: “It was really fast right from the start, they let a strong breakaway go but they kept the gap small so all day was fast and nervous. The last 2km was really fast and the guys that had legs left on the finish. It was almost like a sprint finish with a really steep final. I was just a little bit empty when I arrived there.”
Riders will head in to stage six having an understanding of how the Tour is starting to play out. The 216km flat between Vesoul and Troyes will give sprinters ample opportunities to pull back crucial seconds after the previous stage's summit finish. However, the terrain may cause some riders issues and a series of sharp corners, curves and roundabouts leading to the finish-line could make for a thrilling end to the stage.
Stage five results
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 3:44:06
2 Daniel Martin (Ire) Quick-step Floors 0:00:06
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:20
11 Louis Meintjes (SA) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:40
General Classification results after stage five
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 18:38:59
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:12
3 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:14
13 Louis Meintjes (SA) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:24
Youth results after stage five
# Rider Name (Country) Team Points
1 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica - Scott 18:39:42
2 Pierre-Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Monidale 0:00:24
3 Louis Meintjes (SA) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:41


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