Sky's Wout Poels wins Tour of Britain stage five as Boasson Hagen claims overall lead

Dutchman pipped Edvald Boasson Hagen to the line on the race's only summit finish but sits one second behind on GC

Wout Poels wins stage five of the 2015 Tour of Britain

(Image credit: Tour of Britain)

Wout Poels (Team Sky) took the stage on the Tour of Britain's one and only summit finish to Hartside Fell, but saw the overall lead taken by Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka), who he beat to the line in Cumbria.

The Dutchman had been the most attacking rider on the climb after a reduced group formed as the peloton started the climb with 7.8km to go.

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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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