The green jersey, the main challenge of the stage
For the first time since the start of this edition, Jonas Vingegaard will start with the yellow jersey on his shoulders. Nelson Powless has recovered the best climber’s polka dot jersey after spending a large part of yesterday’s stage in the breakaway, while Tadej Pogacar will be, as since the start of the Tour, all dressed in white, with the jersey of the best rider under 25.
If these three jerseys should not change shoulders (except disaster) this evening, the green jersey will be very coveted throughout the day with many points to be gleaned – up to 50 points for the winner of the stage and 20 for the intermediate sprint. The sprinters will be at the party on this flat stage which will end with a straight line of 2 kilometers to the Place des Quinconces. Already a winner twice in the sprint during the third and fourth stage, the Belgian Jasper Philipsen, leader of the sprint classification, will try to achieve the pass of three.
The Top 10 of the green jersey ranking:
1 – Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), 150 points.
2 – Bryan Coquard (Cofidis), 104 points.
3 – Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), 92 points.
4 – Victor Lafay (Cofidis), 80 points.
5 – Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek), 76 points.
6 – Cadleb Ewan (Lotto Dstny), 75 points.
7 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), 70 points.
8 – Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan Team), 62 points.
9 – Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), 51 points.
10 – Nelson Powless (ED Education-Easypost), 45 points.
Jasper Philipsen with the jersey of the best sprinter, July 6, 2023. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP