BMC wins the team time trial in Eneco Tour

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BMC lived up their status as the favourites in the team time trial on stage 5 of the Eneco Tour as the American formation beat Etixx-QuickStep in a close battle.

Arriving at the finish with all 8 riders, they stopped the clock in 23’11” to go six seconds faster than Etixx-QuickStep while LottoNL-Jumbo was a massive 23 seconds behind in a distant third place. Rohan Dennis is back in the leader’ jersey with a 16-second advantage over teammate Taylor Phinney as Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) slips to fourth, 27 seconds off the pace.

Sagan will get his first chance in tomorrow’s stage 6 which is the hilliest of the race. The riders will head into the Ardennes where they will face a long series of climbs in the final 100km. However, the final challenge comes with 18km to g and from there it is a mainly flat run to the finish where the riders will face a final kilometre that is slightly uphill at an average gradient of 3%.

Eneco Tour 2016 – stage 5 results (Sittard-Geleen TTT):

1 BMC Racing Team

0:23:11

2 Etixx-QuickStep

+06”

3 LottoNL-Jumbo

+23”

4 Movistar

+25”

5 IAM Cycling

+26”

6 Lotto Soudal

+29”

7 Giant-Alpecin

+33”

8 Tinkoff

+34”

9 Team Sky

+38”

10 FDJ

+40”

 

General classification after stage 5:

1 Rohan Dennis (BMC)

13:40:47

2 Taylor Phinney (BMC)

+16”

3 Tony Martin (Etixx-QuickStep)

+24”

4 Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)

+27”

5 Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep)

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6 Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo)

+28”

7 Manuel Quinziato (BMC)

+29”

8 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)

+33”

9 Bob Jungels (Etixx-QuickStep)

+36”

10 Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep)

+37”

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