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Summary

  1. Italian Fabio Aru launches late break to claim stage win
  2. Dan Martin finishes second
  3. Defending champion Chris Froome third, takes yellow jersey
  4. Nairo Quintana dropped on final climb
  5. Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra (online only)

Live Reporting

By Peter Scrivener

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until tomorrow...

    I think that's where I'll leave you all for today. A day that started with Peter Sagan losing his protest at his disqualification from the race and ended with a sensational ascent of La Planche des Belles Filles by Fabio Aru.

    It also ends with defending champion Chris Froome in the yellow jersey.

    The report is taking shape and there will be more reaction in that.

    Don't forget OJ Borg, Rob Hayles and Simon Brotherton will be live on Facebook this evening summing up today's stage and looking forward to tomorrow, with the BeSpoke podcast to follow.

    Thanks for your company and I'll see you at 11:15 BST for Thursday's stage six, which is a return to the flat and a sprint finish in Troyes.

    Stage 6 map
  2. A word from the leader

    Chris Froome is chasing a fourth Tour de France win and third in a row.

    He's taken the yellow jersey as race leader pretty early this year but he said: "It's an amazing feeling to be back in yellow but the race is far from over, it's just beginning for me.

    "As a team we're in a great position, first and second and that gives us great confidence and options going forward.

    "Today went really well, with my team keeping me out of trouble.

    "If anything, I made a bit of a mistake in letting Aru go clear. He showed in the Dauphine he was in great form and today confirmed that."

    Chris Froome in yellow jersey
  3. Top 10 after stage five

    1. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) 18hrs 38mins 59secs

    2. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) +12secs

    3. Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana) +14secs

    4. Daniel Martin (Ire/Quick-Step) +25secs

    5. Richie Porte (Aus/BMC Racing) +39secs

    6. Simon Yates (GB/Orica) +43secs

    7. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R) +47secs

    8. Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek) +52secs

    9. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +54secs

    10. Rafal Majka (Pol/BORA) +1min 01secs

  4. Porte 'satisfied'

    A brave face from Richie Porte? The BMC Racing rider says his team "was fantastic" today after he finished fourth to move to fifth overall, 39 seconds behind race leader Chris Froome.

    He dismissed questions that his squad burned too many matches by chasing down the breakaway, saying they only "used two guys" and it "shows the team is super strong".

    On stage winner Fabio Aru he added: "He is flying and is one to watch. He's super-strong and will take a bit more pressure now.

  5. What an attack by Fabio Aru!

    Get involved on #bbccycling

    @aselbyinfo: What an attack by Fabio Aru! To not only keep up that pace for so long at such an incline but then win the stage is impressive #bbccycling

    @Selby_CM: #bbccycling i told you Aru would go for it (14:41) and fridays lottery numbers are 7, 13...

    @Alex170182: #bbccycling Has there ever been a Tour whereby one team has owned the Yellow Jersey from start to finish?

    Fabio Aru
  6. GB's Yates up to sixth

    Is Simon Yates the man who could take over Froome's mantle when he finally hangs up his spokes?

    The British rider is only 24 and he tried attacking to catch Fabio Aru. In the end he finished in sixth, 26 seconds behind the Italian but he is now sixth overall, 43 seconds adrift of Froome.

    "I felt good and I wanted to try and go for the stage," he said on ITV4.

    "I knew it was steep at the finish. It was a bit of a risk for the GC with the threat of blowing up. I just didn't have the legs."

  7. An incredible victory on the Planche des Belles Filles

    Rob Hayles

    Former GB cyclist on Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Aru looks so pleased with that and rightly so. An incredible victory on La Planche des Belles Filles, the first of the mountain climbs and already we are seeing a little bit of who has and who hasn't got the legs at the moment."

    Fabio Aru
  8. Top 10 on stage five

    1. Fabio Aru (Ita/Astana) 3hrs 44mins 06secs

    2. Daniel Martin (Ire/Quick-Step) +16secs

    3. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +20secs

    4. Richie Porte (Aus/BMC Racing) Same time

    5. Romain Bardet (Fra/AG2R) +24secs

    6. Simon Yates (GB/Orica) +26secs

    7. Rigoberto Uran (Col/Cannondale) Same time

    8. Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek)

    9. Nairo Quintana (Col/Movistar) +34secs

    10. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) +40secs

  9. Aru up to third

    Italian Fabio Aru's efforts see him climb to third overall, 14 seconds behind Chris Froome and he will also take the King of the Mountain's polka dot jersey.

    Fabio Aru
  10. Froome confirmed in yellow

    On both previous occasions when the Tour visited La Planche des Belles Filles, the man in yellow at the end of the stage went on to win in Paris (Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and Vincenzo Nibali in 2014).

    Chris Froome's third place today is enough to move him above Geraint Thomas, who drops to second, 12 seconds back.

  11. Porte shaking head

    Richie Porte finishes behind Froome. The Australian is shaking his head as he crosses the line. His hopes of taking a few seconds off the defending champion come to nought.

    Richie Porte
  12. Martin second, Froome third

    Dan Martin manages to jump clear of Richie Porte and Chris Froome to take second, 16 seconds later and a six-second bonus.

    Froome is third, four seconds further back, and by my reckoning he will take the yellow jersey from team-mate Geraint Thomas.

    Chris Froome
  13. Fabio Aru wins stage five

    Italy's Fabio Aru takes the stage win

  14. Aru staying clear

    Here comes Aru though. Nobody is going to catch the Italian. A brave bid from the Astana rider.

    Richie Porte attacks Froome. He's not going to catch Aru, can he distance Froome?

    Fabio Aru
  15. Flamme Rouge

    It looks like Geraint Thomas is going to lose the yellow jersey today but could Froome take it from him?

    Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador are dropped.

    Fabio Aru has 1km to go and an 11-second lead.

    Froome is with Porte, Dan Martin and Romain Bardet.

  16. Froome attack

    Here comes the counter-attack from Froome and Geraint Thomas looks to be struggling a bit.

  17. Aru extends lead

    Fabio Aru is no massive threat to the yellow jersey of Geraint Thomas. He is 52 seconds back in the overall standings.

    But this is a committed effort from the Astana rider. He is out of his saddle and pressing hard.

    Simon Yates of Britain decides to set off in pursuit. Geraint Thomas gets in his wheel. Yates is 45 seconds behind G.

  18. Aru attacks - 2km remaining

    Team Sky are down to three riders. Thomas is second in line, with Froome on his wheel.

    Dan Martin is also up in the mix and Simon Yates.

    Fabio Aru attacks. The Italian national champion quickly opens up a decent gap.

    No panic from Team Sky.

  19. 3km remaining - all together

    Team Sky have got Mikel Landa and Colombian champion Sergio Henao following Kwiatkowski as they go under the 3km to go banner.

    Geraint Thomas is fourth, Chris Froome fifth.

    When will Richie Porte make a move? Or Nairo Quintana? Quintana is looking solid.

  20. Break is caught at 4km

    Philippe Gilbert and Jan Bakelants look over their shoulders and spot Michal Kwiatkowski bearing down on them. They shake hands and have a brief hug as they accept their fate.

    It's a familiar sight. Sky trying to ride tempo up the mountain to break the other teams. They have six riders up there, having had a comfortable day in the slipstream of BMC.