There was a lot of action on Wednesday’s stage five of the Tour de France, but unfortunately that involved a fair few crashes, which left a number of riders having to pull out of the race.
As with the previous four days of the Tour, Velon has been recording the action by way of GoPro cameras placed on the riders’ bikes, which captured a lot of the carnage from the stage, showing just how hard racing was.
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With the rain coming down, dabbing the brakes became a risky manoeuvre as many of the spills were caused by skidding wheels and changes in speed.
And with the roads wet and slippery, when crashes occurred the riders often slid quite a long way on the tarmac while getting tangled up in the other bikes that were strewn across the street.
As it was, Andre Greipel took the win and we can see his post-stage celebrations right at the end of the video.
Watch highlights from stage five of the Tour de France