Eneco Tour 2015 Stage 5: Le Bon wins spectacle race, Kelderman leader

Johan Le BonStage 5 is a 179.6 kilometres ride with 27 climbs in the south of the Netherlands. More or less the Eneco-version of the Amstel Gold Race. Le Bon and Van Baarle bring an early break home, albeit with a tiny margin. Le Bon is escapes in the rain-drenched finale and powers to victory. Kelderman is in the chasing group and is the new leader, with a 1 second gain over his compatriot Van Baarle. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 5th stage Eneco Tour

1. Johan Le Bon (fra)
2. Dylan van Baarle (nld) s.t.
3. Magnus Cort Nielsen (den) + 0.09
4. Tim Wellens (bel) s.t.
5. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t .
6. André Greipel (ger) + 0.11
7. Georg Preidler (aut) + 0.15
8. Tiesj Benoot (bel) + 0.27
9. Philippe Gilbert (bel) s.t.
10. Lars Boom (nld) s.t.

GC after stage 5
1. Wilco Kelderman (nld)
2. Dylan van Baarle (nld) + 0.01
3. Johan Le Bon (fra) + 0.08
4. Jos van Emden (nld) + 0.13
5. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.19
6. Lars Boom (nld) + 0.20
7. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.26
8. Manuel Quinziato (ita) + 0.29
9. Philippe Gilbert (bel) s.t.
10. Michael Rogers (aus) + 0.34

Race report
Straight from the start the pace is so high no one is able to break free, despite numerous attempts. It’s only at Camerig – the 7th climb with 124 km’s left – Dylan van Baarle and Johan Le Bon jump off the front to race to a maximum margin of 4’55”.

With 8 km’s to go it’s down to 1 minute when Greipel, Wellens and Kelderman attack.

Voila, today’s route.

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