The French reign continues
Amos, July 15 2022 – It’s a second stage win for Mathéo Baruseau from France who arrived first on top of Mont Bell. Stage 5, sponsored by Produits forestiers Résolu, was ending with a sprint, which doubled the King of the moutain points. It’s the first time in Tour history that a race has a finish of this kind. Luke Valenti from Toronto Hustle Junior Cycling arrived second, which put him in a good position to secure his polka dots jersey. The third rider to get to the finish line was Fergus English from team Canada.
The stage was marked by a solo break away from Ethan Powell, from team KW Cycling, for about 50 km. A chasing group finally cached up to him around Val-Senneville and they continued the race together for about 20 km. There were several break away try during the rest of the stage, but the riders arrived as a peloton.
In general ranking, Mathéo Barusseau from France took back the blue jersey, while Luke Valenti, from Toronto Hustle Junior Cycling, won the polka dots jersey for five stages in a row. As of Mathieu Dupé, he kept his brown and orange jerseys.
Justin Roy, from team Québec, unfortunately did not take the start of the stage today, following his crash from yesterday. Therefore, he can’t race in the 52nd Tour de l’Abitibi anymore.
Stage 6, sponsored by Centre de services scolaire Harricana
Saturday July 16, will be stage 6, during which the riders will do a loop between Amos et Preissac, to complete 115,9 km. The start is at 4 :30 pm in front of Amos Cathedral park and the expected arrival is at 7 pm at the same place.
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