Slovenia’s Luka Pibernik of the Lampre team won the sixth stage of the Eneco Tour on Saturday, beating Englishman Mark McNally and Belgium’s Bert Van Lerberghe in a sprint at Lanaken.
Australian BMC rider Rohan Dennis still leads in the overall standings, his advantage 16 seconds from Taylor Phinney of the United States and 24 seconds over Germany’s Tony Martin ahead of Sunday’s final stage.
The seventh stage will be a 197.8 kilometre ride from Bornem to Grammont and includes challenging climbs that feature on the Tour of Flanders Classic.
“I have a strong team and I feel good. But it could rain and that would make the cobbles very slippery. I’ve not won the race yet,” said Dennis.
Results from the Eneco Tour sixth stage at Lanaken on Saturday:
1. Luka Pibernik (SLO/Lampre) 4hr 28min 45sec, 2. Mark McNally (GBR) s.t., 3. Bert Van Lerberghe (BEL) s.t., 4. Alexis Gougeard (FRA) s.t., 5. Chad Haga (ITA) s.t., 6. Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) at 5sec, 7. Nacer Bouhanni (FRA) 5, 8. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) 5, 9. Arnaud Démare (FRA) 5, 10. Jonas Van Genechten (BEL) 5.
1. Rohan Dennis (AUS/BMC) 18hr 09min 37sec, 2. Taylor Phinney (USA/BMC) at 0:16sec, 3. Tony Martin (GER/EQS) 0:24, 4. Peter Sagan (SVK/TNK) 0:27, 5. Niki Terpstra (NED/EQS) 0:27, 6. Jos van Emden (NED/TLJ) 0:28, 7. Manuel Quinziato (ITA/BMC) 0:29, 8. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:33, 9. Bob Jungels (LUX/EQS) 0:36, 10. Wilco Kelderman (NED/TLJ) 0:38
– Agence France-Presse