Wout Van Aert takes stage five of the Tour of Britain with powerful late attack

The Jumbo-Visma rider also moves into to the GC lead, taking the jersey from team-mate Olav Kooij

Wout van Aert celebrates his stage win on day five of the Tour of Britain
(Image credit: SWPix.com)

Wout Van Aert has won stage five of the Tour of Britain in Felixstowe, Suffolk after a ferocious attack out of the bunch with 1.4km to go.

The Belgian Jumbo-Visma rider also took the red, white and blue GC leader's jersey at the same time thanks to a three-second gap over the rest of the race. 

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A lifelong cyclist and cycling fan, James's racing days (and most of his fitness) are now behind him. But he still rides regularly, both on the road and on the gravelly stuff.