Eneco Tour 2016 Stage 6: Pibernik brings early break home, Dennis retains in lead

Luka Pibernik - Eneco Tour 2016 Stage 6: Pibernik brings early break home, Dennis retains in leadAfter a hilly Eneco Tour-stage at 177.7 kilometres the early break is successful with 22-year old Luka Pibernik outsprinting McNally and Van Lerberghe. The peloton finishes 5 seconds down on them. With one stage left Rohan Dennis is still in the overall lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 6th stage Eneco Tour

1. Luka Pibernik (slo)
2. Mark McNally (gbr) s.t.
3. Bert Van Lerberghe (bel) s.t.
4. Alexis Gougeard (fra) s.t.
5. Chad Haga (usa) s.t.
6. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) + 0.05
7. Nacer Bouhanni (fra) s.t.
8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (nor) s.t.
9. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
10. Jonas Van Genechten (bel) s.t.

GC after 6th stage
1. Rohan Dennis (aus)
2. Taylor Phinney (usa) + 0.16
3. Tony Martin (ger) + 0.24
4. Peter Sagan (svk) + 0.27
5. Niki Terpstra (nld) s.t.
6. Jos van Emden (nld) + 0.28
7. Manuel Quinziato (ita) + 0.29
8. Greg Van Avermaet (bel) + 0.33
9. Bob Jungels (lux) + 0.36
10. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 0.38

21. Tom Dumoulin (nld) + 0.53
80. Tim Wellens (bel) + 3.06

Race report
At almost 53 km/h in the first 20 kms, the start is very fast. Still Chad Haga, Luka Pibernik, Alexis Gougeard, Bert Van Lerberghe, Berden de Vries and Mark McNally manage to force a gap, which they widen to 5 minutes.

At the last climb, Muizenberg, the lead is down to 1 minute. A little later De Vries is dropped from the front group.

Due to a lack of cohesion in the peloton the escapee can sprint for the won. 22-year old Slovenian Luka Pibernik is fastest, outsprinting McNally and Van Lerberghe.

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