Tour de France. Profile, timetables… everything you need to know about the 5th stage between Lille and Arenberg

After a first stage in France on Tuesday, the peloton will taste the cobblestones of the North. Between Lille and Arenberg, the organizers have planned 19.4 kilometers of cobblestones divided into eleven sectors almost entirely in the second half of the 157 kilometer route in the Nord department.

“Of the eleven cobbled passages, four are regularly used in Paris-Roubaix,” warns race director Thierry Gouvenou. “The longest were placed in the final. They are also the most technical. »

Arrival at the foot of the Arenberg gap

At the end of the last sector, called Pont Gibus, there are barely five kilometers left to reach the line installed at the height of the old Arenberg easel, the former mining site located at the entrance to the famous gap of the same name.

The Tour passes for the third time through Arenberg, where the film Germinal, based on the novel by Émile Zola, was shot. During the first two appearances, victory went each time to a cobblestone specialist: Norwegian Thor Hushovd (2010) then Dutchman Lars Boom (2014).

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