Stage 5's start has been delayed by a tropical storm and it was a long one, from Lambarene to Mouila (190 km).
After 90 km there was a 12 riders break-away including Pierre Rolland (Europcar) and Estifanos Gebreselassie (Ethiopia). They gained a maximum advantage around 3 minutes but it seems the victory came again in a bunch sprint.
1. Frédérique Robert (Lotto-Belisol)
Lampre's rider Palini is still the leader.