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Lars Boom takes overall lead in the Tour of Britain with stage five victory

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Lars Boom took the overall lead in the Tour of Britain after winning Thursday’s stage five time trial.

The Lotto NL-Jumbo rider, who won the race in 2011, timed 19min 2sec around the 16-kilometre route in the coastal town of Clacton-on-Sea in southeast England.

Team-mate Victor Campenaerts of Belgium was second in the time trial, six seconds slower. He is eight seconds behind Boom overall, in second place.

The highest-placed Briton is Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, who is ninth overall after coming eighth on Thursday.

Friday’s 187km sixth stage will run from Newmarket to Aldeburgh.

Tour of Britain 2017 – stage 5 results (Tendring ITT):

1 Lars Boom (LottoNl-Jumbo)

19:02

2 Victor Campenaerts (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+06”

3 Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)

+07”

4 Stefan Kung (BMC)

+08”

5 Jos Van Emden (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+11”

6 Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+12”

7 Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+17”

8 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

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9 Alex Dowsett (Movistar)

+21”

10 Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott)

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General classification after stage 5:

1 Lars Boom (LottoNl-Jumbo)

17:57:25

2 Victor Campenaerts (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+08”

3 Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)

+09”

4 Stefan Kung (BMC)

+10”

5 Jos Van Emden (LottoNl-Jumbo)

+13”

6 Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin)

+14”

7 Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

+19”

8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)

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9 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)

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10 Alex Dowsett (Movistar)

+23”