Jack Bauer wins Tour of Britain stage five as breakaway only just stays away

The breakaway stays away by less than 10 metres, with Jack Bauer taking the win on stage five of the Tour of Britain

Jack Bauer wins Stage 5 of the 2016 Tour of Britain (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Jack Bauer (Cannondale-Drapac) somewhat made up from the heartbreak he suffered in the 2014 Tour de France, winning stage five of the Tour of Britain from a breakaway from a matter of metres from the peloton.

On stage 15 of the 2014 Tour, Bauer was part of the two-man break pipped to the line by Alexander Kristoff, but ensured that history wouldn't repeat itself by timing his run to the line to perfection.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.