Tour de France: Wind knocked out of peloton's sails on blustery stage to Amiens

A blustery stage 5 near the northern coast of France proved to be one of the most brutal days of the 2015 Tour de France so far: while the race may have appeared uneventful on television - so much so that Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) was awarded the most aggressive rider prize simply for finishing the stage after chasing for much of the day - most of the riders agreed it was stressful and exhausting, even more so than the previous day's cobbled finale.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.