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Boom takes the lead in Tour of Britain after individual time trial victory

Boom went around the 16-kilometre fifth stage in 19 minutes and two seconds. Photo: PA

Holland's Lars Boom moved to the top of the Tour of Britain general classification as he claimed victory in Thursday's individual time trial stage in Essex's Clacton-on-Sea.

Boom (Lotto NL-Jumbo), who won this race in 2011, went around the 16-kilometre fifth stage in 19 minutes and two seconds.

Team-mate Victor Campenaerts of Belgium came second, posting a time six seconds slower, and is eight behind Boom overall in second place.

The highest-placed Briton is Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, who is ninth overall after coming eighth on Thursday.

Friday's 187km sixth stage will run from Newmarket to Aldeburgh and there is then a 185km ride from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham before the race concludes on Sunday with a 180km stage that starts in Worcester and ends in Cardiff.

Watch the best of the action from today's Stage 5 time trial in our Tour of Britain highlights show at 8pm on ITV4.