Updated: Thursday, 13 June 2013 01:36 | By Agence France-Presse

Kristoff sprints to Swiss stage five victory

Norwegian Alexander Kristoff of Katusha won the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Wednesday as Mathias Frank maintained his hold on the leader's yellow jersey.


Kristoff sprints to Swiss stage five victory

Norwegian Alexander Kristoff of Team Katusha celebrates on March 28, 2013. Kristoff of Katusha won the fifth stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Wednesday as Mathias Frank maintained his hold on the leader's yellow jersey.

The 176.4km ride from Buochs to Leuggern finished as expected in a bunch sprint despite a four-man breakaway staying out in front for most of the stage.

When it came to the sprint, Kristoff ripped clear of the pack with the winners of the previous two day's stages Peter Sagan and Arnaud Demare coming in second and third respectively.

Frank remains 23sec ahead of Czech Roman Kreuziger in the overall standings with last year's champion Rui Da Costa of Portugal in third at 35sec.

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