Benelux Tour 2021: Sprint triumph Ewan, Küng new leader

Caleb ewan bt - Benelux Tour 2021: Sprint triumph Ewan, Küng new leaderimage: Cor VosDespite a series of short and sharp climbs, the 5th stage of the Benelux Tour boils down to a sprint. Caleb Ewan outpowers Sonny Colbrelli, while Stefan Küng moves into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Benelux Tour 2021

1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) s.t.
3. Danny van Poppel (nld) s.t.
4. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
5. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
6. Tim Merlier (bel) s.t.
7. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.
8. Matej Mohoric (slo) s.t.
9. Christophe Laporte (fra) s.t.
10. Oliver Naesen (Bel s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Stefan Küng (swi)
2. Luke Durbridge (aus) + 0.02
3. Christophe Laporte (fra) + 0.06
4. Victor Campenaerts (bel) s.t.
5. Sonny Colbrelli (ita) + 0.14
6. Matej Mohoric (slo) + 0.16
7. Tim Merlier (bel) + 0.20
8. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.25
9. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 0.26
10. Lukas Pöstlberger (aut) + 0.28

11. Jasper Stuyven (bel) + 0.33
12. Mike Teunissen (nld) s.t.
13. Kasper Asgreen (den) + 0.35
17. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 1.00
19. Oliver Naesen (bel) + 1.02

Race report
In a fast opening Hugo Houle, Jack Bauer and Casper Pedersen slip away just before the first hills. The trio opens a maximum gap of 3 minutes.

Houle drops back with 30 kilometres remaining. The other two are caught 11 kilometres before the line.

Asgreen loses contact by a mechanical inside the last 9 kilometres, while Bissegger can’t follow the pace.

Caleb Ewan powers to victory in the sprint of a reduced peloton.

Stefan Küng moves up from third place to the first position.

Another interesting read: route 5th stage 2021 Benelux Tour.

Benelux Tour 2021 – stage 5: routes, profiles, more

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