Gianni Moscon retained the overall lead at the Tour of Guangxi after ticking off a tricky penultimate stage.
He told TeamSky.com: "It was a really long day today and the boys rode on the front pretty much the whole way until the final climb. There we saw a bit of a select group of 15 riders form which Gianni was in. Eddie (Dunbar) was in there too but I think he had a bit of a scare on the descent and he ended up in the group just behind. In the end the groups came back together anyway for a bunch of about 70.
"The boys worked super hard all day. There were four really strong guys in the break with the likes of Tony Martin and (Silvan) Dillier. The team did well and Jon stepped up well too and did a lot of work on the front. It was a really good show of teamwork."
The action concludes on Sunday with another stage finish in Giulin. On the challenge ahead Lancaster added: "The climb is not as tough as today's stage. We can probably expect a few attacks but it's too far from the finish, so I'd expect the sprint teams to take control normally."
Stage five result:
1. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) 4:54:34
2. Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) s.t.
3. Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)
4. Carlos Barbero (Movistar)
5. Lawrence Naesen (Lotto Soudal)
7. Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)
1. Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) 16:57:03
2. Felix Grossschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) +9"
3. Sergei Chernetski (Astana) +14"
4. Remi Cavagna (Quick-Step Floors) +17"
5. Carlos Verona (Mitchelton-Scott) +21"
12. Eddie Dunbar (Team Sky) +28"