Jai Hindley wins stage five of the Tour de France solo as Jonas Vingegaard drops Tadej Pogačar

Hindley now leads the race overall from Vingegaard, with Pogačar down in sixth at 1.40

Jai Hindley wins stage five of the 2023 Tour de France
(Image credit: David Ramos / Getty)

Tour debutant and GC hopeful Jai Hindley had a day to remember at the Tour de France, winning the mountainous stage five, taking the yellow jersey and throwing his GC rivals into disarray.

It was arguably defending champion Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) who benefited the most though, dropping co-favourite Tadej Pogačar decisively, putting more than a minute into the UAE Team Emirates rider by the finish.

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After cutting his teeth on local and national newspapers, James began at Cycling Weekly as a sub-editor in 2000 when the current office was literally all fields. 

Eventually becoming chief sub-editor, in 2016 he switched to the job of full-time writer, and covers news, racing and features.

A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.