Tour de France riders explain why yesterday's stage five was so boring

Do the riders enjoy going slow? Or do they get bored too?

Tadej Pogačar on stage five of the 2020 Tour de France (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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We waited months for racing to come back, and then when treated to the biggest bike race in the world, we complain that it's too boring. We don't deserve nice things.

Of course, people weren't wrong. Stage five of the 2020 Tour de France was like one of those Norwegian slow TV programmes where viewers watch a seven-hour train journey, or reindeer migration in real-time.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.