It was a hot and windy day as Stage 5 rolled through France, and at the end of the day it was Frenchman Thomas Voeckler who won the 196.5-kilometer (122-mile) race from Le Cap d’Agde to Perpignan.
Voeckler (BBox Bouygues Telecom) stayed away for over 180 kilometers in a six man breakaway with the peloton in pursuit.
Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) stayed in yellow as the all of the favorites, including Lance Armstrong, rolled to the finish of the stage together.
Top Ten Stage 5 Results:
GC Standings after Stage 5:
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