Hello and welcome to live coverage of Stage 5 of the Tour de France - a 160.5km ride from Vittel to La Planche des Belles Filles. It's the first mountaintop finish of the Tour as the race enters the Vosges mountains for what should be an explosive finale and what was - frankly - a pretty uneventful finale yesterday in Vittel...
Tour de France
Stage 5 | Semi mountain | men | 05.07.2017
VittelLa Planche des Belles Filles
The new top ten: Froome in yellow.
Confirmation of the stage result today as Contador and Quintana lose some seconds...
After Geraint Thomas tailed off towards the finish, Froome will take over as the new yellow jersey. Can he hold it all the way to Paris? It's going to be a big ask. Froome now holds a 12-second lead over Sky team-mate Thomas, with Aru up to third place at 14 seconds.
Dan Martin took second place ahead of Chris Froome, Richie Porte and Romain Bardet.
A superb ride from the Italian national champion, Fabio Aru. He picked his moment, went for it, and benefited from the lack of cohesion behind. And didn't he look the part in his superb Italian jersey...
Victory for Fabio Aru of Astana!
The Quintana group have ridden back to the Froome group, with Porte and Martin leading the way.
Just one kilometre to go now as Aru approaches the summit ahead of the slight downhill towards the line. It may yet come back together behind - but Aru is going to win this...
Porte, Martin and Bardet follow Froome. Fuglsang is there but Quintana, Contador and Yates are struggling and Thomas is off the back.
Aru has 15 seconds on this yellow jersey group, which has pegged back Yates. And now Froome attacks!
No response from Sky or the main pack. Nieve continues his pace-setting as Simon Yates makes a move... this forces a response from Thomas, who has Froome in his wheel.
Attack! Fabio Aru dances clear in the Italian national champion's jersey - and he opens up a gap over this small leading group of 20 riders. Aru takes a swig of water and then throws away his bottle. No more drinking for the Astana man until the finish...
Of course, Froome also has Geraint Thomas, in yellow, tucked in just ahead of him. Kwiatkowski is the first to pop, his work done for the day. It's worth noting that there's no Mikel Landa, so either he hasn't got the Planche shift on his time table, or he's struggling.
It's former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski who sets the tempo for Team Sky ahead of Mikel Nieve and Sergio Henao. This is why Chris Froome is favourite to win the Tour, regardless of his form.
Calmejane is caught by the Sky train - just as he catches Gilbert and Bakelants. So it's all back together - except the vast majority of riders are out the back, including Warren Barguil, who smiles at the camera while taking his foot off the gas.
The first attack from the pack comes from Lilian Calmejane of Direct Energie. Ah, the folly of youth.
There's my answer from earlier: Thibaut Pinot has already been dropped, so the Frenchman is not in the kind of form to go for a home win. He'll be trying to keep fresh for stage 9 and his likely assault on the polka dot jersey...
Boasson Hagen, Voeckler and Perichon have been caught by the pack. Gilbert, on his 35th birthday, leads Bakelants on this climb, but the gap is down to 30 seconds.
We're on to the final climb, the Cat.1 ascent of La Planches des Belles Filles (5.9% at 8.5% with a maximum gradient of 20%).
Now Movistar have moved up alongside Sky - and all of BMC's work seems irrelevant. It's showtime.