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Austria (5): bunch sprint on the penultimate day

Austria (5): bunch sprint on the penultimate day

The fifth stage in the Tour of Austria (2.1, 6-12/7) was a new chance for sprinters. The 161.9 kilometers towards Kitzbühel were animated by a six rider breakaway, which was caught with 20 kilometer to go, during the last climb of the day. The victory was for the German rider Janniks Steimle, with Tom Devriendt finishing 17th in the bunch sprint.  The last stage goes to the slopes of Kitzbühel Horn this Friday.

Stage 5:
1. Jannik Steimle
2. Jonas Koch
3. Patrick Gamper
17. Tom Devriendt
20. Marco Minnaard
23. Bart De Clercq
42. Thomas Degand
94. Pieter Vanspeybrouck +7:13


Provisional general classification:
1. Ben Hermans
2. Ben O'Connor +0:08
3. Winner Anacona +0:13
18. Thomas Degand +3:41
27. Bart De Clercq +5:56
29. Marco Minnaard +6:48
65. Tom Devriendt +32:54
68. Pieter Vanspeybrouck +35:36