Gallery: Froome, Cavendish ride Tour de France cobble stage

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    </div><div class="marquee marquee-330566"><ul class="slider" id="post-slider-secondary"><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1rDzUmA" rel="gallery" title="The Tour de France will hit nine pave sectors in stage 5, running from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut. GC contenders like Chris Froome (Sky) are unlikely to win the Tour that day, but they could certainly lose it. Both Sky and Omega Pharma-Quickstep hit the stones on Monday for a bit of recon. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1u9NLir" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team Sky
        </h2><div><p>The Tour de France will hit nine pave sectors in stage 5, running from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut. GC contenders like Chris Froome (Sky) are unlikely to win the Tour that day, but they could certainly lose it. Both Sky and Omega Pharma-Quickstep hit the stones on Monday for a bit of recon. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1rDzUmE" rel="gallery" title="Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) on the cobbles. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1u9NLiv" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) on the cobbles. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NLiy" rel="gallery" title="Richie Porte (Sky) will be a key lieutenant for Chris Froome in July. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzWuX" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team Sky
        </h2><div><p>Richie Porte (Sky) will be a key lieutenant for Chris Froome in July. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NJao" rel="gallery" title="Geraint Thomas proved his worth on the pavé of northern France this spring, finishing in 7th at Paris-Roubaix. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzWLf" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team Sky
        </h2><div><p>Geraint Thomas proved his worth on the pavé of northern France this spring, finishing in 7th at Paris-Roubaix. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1rDzUmP" rel="gallery" title="Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) in the Arenberg forest. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzWLh" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) in the Arenberg forest. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1rDzWLj" rel="gallery" title="Kwiatkowski and Cavendish on the stones. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1u9NJav" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>Kwiatkowski and Cavendish on the stones. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1rDzWLl" rel="gallery" title="And the crowd goes wild. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1u9NLyY" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>And the crowd goes wild. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NM5T" rel="gallery" title="Michal Kwiatkowski will have some serious muscle to keep him safe on the cobbles, including this year&#039;s Paris-Roubaix winner Nikki Terpstra and strongman Gert Steegmans. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzWLr" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>Michal Kwiatkowski will have some serious muscle to keep him safe on the cobbles, including this year's Paris-Roubaix winner Nikki Terpstra and strongman Gert Steegmans. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NLz0" rel="gallery" title="Porte isn&#039;t exactly built for the cobbles, but he&#039;ll have to stay up front to help team leader Chris Froome. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzUDf" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team Sky
        </h2><div><p>Porte isn't exactly built for the cobbles, but he'll have to stay up front to help team leader Chris Froome. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NLz2" rel="gallery" title="Mark Cavendish will look to hang on through the cobbles and sprint to victory. But with the final sector, Wallers, coming just 6km from the finish line, that could be a tough ask. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzWLt" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>Mark Cavendish will look to hang on through the cobbles and sprint to victory. But with the final sector, Wallers, coming just 6km from the finish line, that could be a tough ask. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NLz5" rel="gallery" title="The Arenberg forest is a bit greener in June that is in April. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzUDn" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>The Arenberg forest is a bit greener in June that is in April. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NM5X" rel="gallery" title="Enough cobbles for Froome and Steegmans, the path is much nicer. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzWLv" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team Sky
        </h2><div><p>Enough cobbles for Froome and Steegmans, the path is much nicer. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><div class="viewLargerImage"><a class="fancybox" href="http://ift.tt/1u9NM5Z" rel="gallery" title="The Hell of the North just wouldn&#039;t have the same cachet if it was run in June with flowers all over the place. Photo: Tim De Waele">View Larger Image.</a></div><a class="p-next-img" href="http://ift.tt/1c4znwx"><img class="cover secondary" src="http://ift.tt/1rDzX1L" /></a><h2 class="slideHed">Cycling: Training Tour de France stage 5 / Team OPQS
        </h2><div><p>The Hell of the North just wouldn't have the same cachet if it was run in June with flowers all over the place. Photo: Tim De Waele</p></div></li><li class="slide"><a href="http://ift.tt/1lMTszF"><img src="http://ift.tt/1hR4hB1" /></a></li></ul></div></div>

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