Bol vows to bounce back after losing out to Van Aert in Tour de France sprint

Sunweb's Cees Bol (right) has to settle for second place behind Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert (left) on stage 5 of the 2020 Tour de France in Privas
Sunweb's Cees Bol (right) has to settle for second place behind Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert (left) on stage 5 of the 2020 Tour de France in Privas (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Sunweb's Cees Bol only narrowly missed out on what would have been his first Tour de France stage victory on stage 5 in Privas on Wednesday when Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert came off his wheel in the final metres to take the win.

Bol was given what appeared to be the perfect lead-out by his teammates, and as 'last man' Casper Pedersen pulled over to the right, leaving the inside of the gentle, final bend for Bol to come through, Van Aert – who'd been pinned to Bol's wheel – was forced to go around Pedersen on the right, but still came away with the victory, despite having had to take the long way around.

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