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Van Avermaet into yellow with stage five win

Greg Van Avermaet soloed to victory on stage five of the Tour de France in Le Lioran to take over the yellow jersey for the first time in his career.

The BMC rider attacked out of the day's breakaway, leaving the last of the other escapees - fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt of Lotto Soudal - at the foot of the penultimate climb of a challenging day which took the race into the Massif Central.

Delight for Greg Van Avermaet.

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Tour 2015 Stage 1 highlights: Rohan Dennis rides storming time trial in Utrecht to take yellow jersey

Rohan Dennis pulls on the first yellow of the 2015 Tour.

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BMC's time trial specialist Rohan Dennis blitzed his rivals on the streets of Utrecht to win Stage 1's individual TT and earn the Australian the first yellow jersey of the 2015 Tour de France.

Dennis set a fearsome pace in very warm weather as he went out first of the favourites and he finished the 13.8km course in 14mins 56secs. TT monster Tony Martin finished second, with Swiss powerhouse Fabian Cancellara in third.