Dylan Groenewegen wins fifth stage in Tour of Guangxi
Oct 23 2017 12:30 pm CET

Dylan Groenewegen wins fifth stage in Tour of Guangxi
Dylan Groenewegen wins fifth stage in Tour of Guangxi
Photo of Dylan Groenewegen by LottoNL-Jumbo

LottoNL-Jumbo's Dylan Groenewegen has won the fifth stage of the Tour of Guangxi. The rider was the strongest at the final sprint and crossed the line ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Magnus Cort Nielsen.

With 212 kilometres of length, the fifth stage of the last WorldTour race of the year was its longest. The day featured four categorised climbs with a profile that was bound to result in a bunch sprint.

Will Clarke (Cannondale-Drapac), Fabricio Ferrari (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Daniel Oss (BMC) formed the escape of the day and managed to create a gap of more than five minutes with the pack. At 25 kilometres to go, the riders were reeled back into the peloton and the stage was sentenced to a final sprint.

After finishing second in the first stage of the race, Groenewegen managed to keep a good position and showed that he had the better legs by crossing the finish line first. The winner of the three first stages of the race, Gaviria, finished second and Cort Nielsen was third.

Sunweb's Mike Teunissen and Nippo-Vini Fantini's Pier Paolo de Negri, completed the top five of the day. Tim Wellens (Lotto-Soudal) keeps leading the General Classification.




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