Greg Van Avermaet

Van Avermaet into yellow with stage five win

Greg Van Avermaet soloed to victory on stage five of the Tour de France in Le Lioran to take over the yellow jersey for the first time in his career.

The BMC rider attacked out of the day's breakaway, leaving the last of the other escapees - fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt of Lotto Soudal - at the foot of the penultimate climb of a challenging day which took the race into the Massif Central.

Delight for Greg Van Avermaet.

Credit: PA

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