Rohan Dennis wins Tour of California time trial as Julian Alaphilippe retains overall lead

Julian Alaphilippe puts in a strong ride to place eighth behind stage winner Rohan Dennis to edge closer to overall victory in the Tour of California

Rohan Dennis, Amgen Tour of California, Stage 6 Time Trial

(Image credit: Watson)

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) got closer to the 2016 Amgen Tour of California overall victory on Friday, placing eighth in the crucial time trial stage in Folsom to retain his position at the top of the general classification.

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) won the 20.3km individual test against the clock with a blistering time of 24 minutes and 16 seconds.

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