Sonny Colbrelli takes solo stage six win and surges into overall lead at Benelux Tour

The Italian mopped up bonus seconds ​at the golden kilometre before pressing on to open up a gap on the other GC contenders

Sonny Colbrelli
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Sonny Colbrelli pulled off a magnificent display on stage six of the Benelux Tour, going off the front with 50km to go, accelerating to take bonus seconds in the golden kilometre, before extending his advantage until the finish line, assuming the overall lead with one stage to go.

The Italian thumped his chest as he crossed the line before collapsing to the floor, having followed team-mate Matej Mohorič's attack up the road, UAE Team Emirates' Marc Hirschi along for the ride too.

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