Lars Boom wins Tour of Britain stage five time trial to take overall lead

Major changes to the general classification after stage five of the 2017 Tour of Britain as Lars Boom puts in blistering time trial performance in Clacton - Photos by Andy Jones

Lars Boom, Tour of Britain 2017 stage five

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Dutchman Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the individual time trial stage in the 2017 Tour of Britain in Essex on Thursday to take the overall race lead.

The start list included many of the world's best time trial specialists – possibly the strongest selection of time triallists to battle it out on British roads since the 2012 London Olympics.

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