Lars Boom wins time trial and leads GC at Tour of Britain
Sep 07 2017 03:28 pm CET

Lars Boom wins time trial and leads GC at Tour of Britain
Lars Boom wins time trial and leads GC at Tour of Britain
Photo of Lars Boom by LottoNL-Jumbo

Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) has won the 5th stage of the Tour of Britain. The Dutchman was the fastest at the individual time trial, which also gave him the lead in the General Classification of the race.

The fifth stage of the British race was an Individual Time trial over 16 kilometres in Clacton.

Riders like Marcin Bialoblocki (CCC), Graham Briggs (JLT Condor) and Harry Tanfield (BIKE Channel), set the fastest times in the first hour of action, but were all beaten by Orica-Scott's Luke Durbridge who completed the circuit in 19 minutes and 23 seconds.

The next rider to get in the hot-seat was Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky). The former World Time Trial Champion stopped the clock 14 seconds before Durbridge.

The position of the Belarusian at the top of the day's standings was short-lived and ended when the current European TT champion Victor Campenaerts crossed the finish line with a time of 19 minutes and eight seconds. It was his own teammate, Lars Boom, who removed him from the first position by being six seconds faster.

All the remaining favourites passed and nobody could match the time of the Dutchman, who at the end of the day also took the leader's jersey at the expense of Team Sky's Elia Viviani.




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