2014 Tour of Gippsland: Stage 5 Photo Gallery

Germany?s Raphael Freienstein (CharterMason) has stolen the show on the penultimate stage of the 2014 Tour of Gippsland, part of the Subaru National Road Series. Freienstein now leads the Tour after taking advantage of a late crash in the peloton to steal line honours in Metung ahead of Alex Smyth (Satalyst Giant) and Ryan Macanally (Wormall Civil). The day began with overnight Tour leader Joe Cooper (Avanti Racing) seven seconds ahead of Freinstein and just one second in front of Tim Roe (Budget Forklifts). After 72 kilometres of racing, Roe showed he is in his best form of 2014 by winning the intermediate King of the Mountain time bonus, ripping the Tour lead from Cooper?s grasp mid-stage. However it was 23-year-old Freinstein who stole the show, dodging a fall inside the final kilometre to pick up the maximum amount of bonus time, enough to clinch the yellow jersey. Freinstein leads the Tour by two seconds to Roe and three seconds ahead of Cooper with one stage remaining. The Tour concludes in Traralgon on Sunday, September 7 with a 45 kilometre criterium.

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