Gallery: High drama as the Tour visits the cobbles of Roubaix

by Matt de Neef

photography by Gruber Images and Kristof Ramon

It wasn’t quite as long as Paris-Roubaix, and there weren’t as many cobblestone sectors, but Wednesday’s stage 5 of the Tour de France was still a remarkable day’s racing.

We had Simon Clarke taking a career-best win from the break – after nearly being forced out of the sport late last year – we had GC riders crashing out, we had Tadej Pogačar proving he can do just about anything on a bike, and we had Jumbo-Visma scrambling after a series of unfortunate events.

In short, there was plenty of drama to keep us glued to our screens. And of course, being a race across the pavé, there are plenty of amazing images to share from the stage as well. Without further ado, please make your way down the page to see some terrific shots from the Grubers – Jered and Ashley – and Kristof Ramon.

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