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Rohan Dennis (BMC) claimed his second consecutive stage victory today, after winning the Individual Time Trial, clocking the fastest time of 18:11 along the 13.5 kilometer course in Breckenridge – beating his closest rival Rob Britton (Team SmartStop) by 27 seconds, followed by his teammate Brent Bookwalter, at just over half a minute behind.
The BMC rider caught and passed yesterday’s stand-out, Robbie Squire (Hincapie Racing), on the final climb to extend his overall lead in the general classification – with two stages remaining.
Dennis now leads Bookwalter in the general classification by 44 seconds, with Britton moving into third, at 1:31 back.
Top 10 Finishers
1 Rohan Dennis (USA) BMC Racing 0:18:11
2 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 0:00:27
3 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing 0:00:31
4 Dan Eaton (USA) Axeon Cycling 0:00:38
5 Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:00:39
6 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing
7 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team 0:00:47
8 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 0:00:48
9 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Budget Forklifts
10 Nate Brown (USA) Cannondale-Garmin 0:01:07
General classification after stage 5
1 Rohan Dennis (USA) BMC Racing 17:42:14
2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing 0:00:44
3 Rob Britton (Can) Team SmartStop 0:01:31
4 Gavin Mannion (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:01:49
5 Lachlan Morton (NZl) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 0:01:53
6 Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Axeon Cycling Team 0:01:58
7 Lachlan Norris (Aus) Drapac Pro Cycling 0:02:02
8 Toms Skujins (Lat) Hincapie Racing Team 0:02:08
9 Hugh Carthy (GBr) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:02:13
10 Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek Factory Racing 0:02:14
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