For the third stage in succession a sprint finish would decide the victor of the 3rd Bayern Rundfahrt stage. Sam Bennett (Bora-Argon) would ride away with all the spoils today as he bested Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) and Ramunas Navardauskus (Cannondale-Garmin). An early break of 5 riders would go clear today but much like the opening two stages, the interest in the stage win by the sprinters teams was just too great and they never really stood a chance. Even though the parcours was slightly tougher than the previous two stages the race came back together on the finishing circuits with just 15km to go. MTN-Qhubeka.

The Amgen Tour of California saw its 4th bunch sprint in 5 stages and Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quickstep) again showed his speed to take a hatrick of victories during the 5th stage.  Zico Waeytens (Giant-Alpecin) was 2nd with Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) 3rd this time around. As in the previous sprint stages, there was an early break which this time consisted of 5 riders. Hincapie Development where taking no chances in order to protect the GC leaders jersey and held the gap just under 3 minutes for the majority of the day. The only real challenge of the day came in the form of the weather as.