Team Sky’s David Lopez won the sixth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Saturday as Dutchman Tom Dumoulin moved into the leader’s jersey. Spaniard Lopez held off fast-finishing Zdenek Stybar and breakaway companion Maciej Paterski to win by two seconds with a group of five riders lead by Dumoulin, another two seconds further back on the 150km stage from Riemst to La Redoute. Team Argos climber Dumoulin’s fourth-placed finish helped him move into an eight-second lead over Czech Stybar with Ukrainian Andriy Grivko up to third at 23 seconds.
Dumoulin had started the day in third place overall but compatriot Lars Boom struggled over the day’s three climbs, falling out of contention, and previously second-placed Sylvain Chavanel was distanced, dropping to seventh overall.
Sunday’s seventh and final stage takes in 208km from Tienen to Geraardsbergen.