Darwin Atapuma wins Tour de Suisse stage five from the breakaway

BMC's Darwin Atapuma holds off the peloton by just four seconds on the first mountain stage of the Tour de Suisse

Darwin Atapuma wins stage five of the 2016 Tour de Suisse (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

Darwin Atapuma (BMC) took the win on the first summit finish of the Tour de Suisse from the breakaway, holding off the small group of favourites by just four seconds.

At one stage on the final climb to Cari it looked as if the Colombian would suffer a similar fate to that of stage 14 of the Giro d'Italia, where he was caught in the final kilometre.

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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.