Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

Andrew Talansky of the US and Cannondale Drapac team rides on his way to winning stage five of the AMGEN Tour of California from Ontario to Mt. Baldy

Andrew Talansky of the US and Cannondale Drapac team rides on his way to winning stage five of the AMGEN Tour of California from Ontario to Mt. Baldy

"When I looked at the profile of the time trial course it was fast and furious", Bennett said.

"I don't know where it came from". Majka rode the course, the first time the ATOC has had a time trial at altitude, in 29:26.49.

The 27-year-old was as surprised as anyone about the result.

However the three-time Tour de France stage victor and former Giro d'Italia and Vuelta GC contender finds himself 35 seconds down on Bennett, with American Andrew Talansky (Cannondale-Drapac) one second back in third overall.

"Talansky", Bennett said without hesitation when asked before the race who he thought would take the overall lead.

Bennett will wake up Saturday feeling a whole lot better.

"I was disappointed. On stage 2..."

He shocked the field - and himself - recording a fast enough time of 28 minutes, 45 seconds to finish fourth in the stage and overtake Rafal Majka of Poland, who had led the race since Stage 2.

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"It gives me a lot of hope for the future and a lot of optimism and a lot of confidence". "And then I just started riding and pushing, pushing, pushing".

Bennett didn't know how well he was doing until midway through the time trial, when his manager got on the radio and started hollering. The Bora-Hansgrophe rider had needed to finish at the most eight seconds behind Bennett to hold on to the jersey.

"I think no one expected this less than I did", said Bennett, who finished seventh overall a year ago.

Saturday's Stage 7: The final stage is a 77.6-mile ride from Mountain High (Los Angeles County) through the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains to Pasadena. "I mean, people were sort of mentioning maybe I could do it. Normally I really back myself but today I didn't".

It was validation for the American, who spent time training at Big Bear prior to the Tour and had become quite familiar with the course and its challenges. He is one second behind Majka in the overall classification.

"This is the ideal situation, having the yellow with one day to go, but it's really not over yet", Bennett said.

"My Sports Director Frans Maassen is usually calm and it wasn't really until a couple of kilometres to go that I really stepped into it". "It was exhausting and I was dead and delirious at the end".

Brent Bookwalter moved up to fourth overall, 45 seconds back, after covering the course in 28:34 to finish second on the day.

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