Brussels – Italy's Giacomo Nizzolo, of the RadioShack team, won the fifth stage of the Eneco Tour of the Low Countries on Friday from Hoogenheide in the Netherlands to Aalter in Belgium.

Nizzolo beat Belgium's Juergen Roelandts in a sprint finish, while another Italian, Manuel Beletti, came in third.

Belgian home favourite Tom Boonen, of OmegaPharma, holds on to the overall race leader's white jersey.

There are two stages remaining, including a time-trial in Ardooie, Belgium, on Saturday. – Sapa-AFP