Roelandts cries victory, Nizzolo wins
The fifth stage of the Eneco Tour also ended in a sprint. Giacomo Nizzolo won by a hair's breadth befor Jurgen Roelandts. The Belgian rider raised his hands, but came in second.
The fifth stage in the Eneco Tour strongly resembled the previous flat races. The peloton allowed a group of four to ride ahead. Included in this group were two Belgians, Sjef De Wilde and Laurens De Vreese. The latter holds the Primus Jersey and got quite a few points for this classification. The two others in the group were Dimitriy Muravyev and Mickael Delage. Delage was the only rider with a good ranking overall. He was only 33 seconds behind on Tom Boonen and was therefore threatening his leading position. Delage also realised this, and let himself fall behind quite early on.

The three others were allowed to ride in front for quite some time. The maximum time difference between them and the peloton was 5:30. However, this group also could not remain agead. After all, Argos Oil - Shimano wanted to bring Marcel Kittel in position to win his third race. He did have to ride without John Degenkolb since he did not appear at the start in Hoogerheide, the Netherlands. Even without Degenkolb, though, everything came together 26 kms from the finish line.

Therefore, Aalter also saw a sprint. Without Kittel this time. Giacomo Nizzolo got an early start and Jurgen Roelandts tried to overtake him. He thought he succeeded and raised his hands when he crossed the finish line but a photo showed that the Italian rider won. Manuel Belletti came in third. Boonen, who almost fell and placed fourth, is still in the lead overall.