Julian Alaphilippe maintains overall lead as Tom Skujins wins Tour of California stage five

The Latvian Cannondale rider won after being in the breakaway for much of the 213km stage to Lake Tahoe

Julian Alaphilippe in the race lead, Tour of California 2016

(Image credit: Watson)

Tom Skujins (Cannondale) took the American WorldTour team's second stage victory at the 2016 Tour of California after winning the sprint to the line ahead of Adam de Vos (Rally Cycling) and Xabier Zandio (Team Sky).

Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quick Step) held on to his overall lead after finishing safely in the peloton behind.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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