The fifth stage at the Tour of Spain (2.WT, 14/08-5/09) between Tarancón and Albacete was nervous in the final. The peloton, under the lead of the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert, first let three riders take a maximal advantage of 7 minutes before accelerating at the approach of Albacete. The 30 final kilometers were very nervous because of a side wind, but finally it was not strong enough to split the peloton. It looked like the stage would end in a bunch sprint without incidents, until a massive crash cut the peloton with 12 kilometer to go. Rein Taaramäe couldn’t avoid the crash and was on the tarmac for a long time with his teammate Kévin Van Melsen (who suffers from several contusions but will start this Thursday). The red jersey was able to continue the race after a long moment of immobilization on the floor, but the rhythm of peloton didn’t enable him to come back despite of the help of his teammates. In the end, Taaramäe finished 2 minutes behind stage winner Jasper Philipsen was deprived from the red jersey in favor of Kenny Elissonde. Taaramäe, superficially injured, will start the sixth stage of 158.3 kilometer between Requena and Alto de Cullera (1.9km at 9.4%) this Thursday with the KOM jersey on his shoulders.