Tour of Britain Live Stream Online Watch Tour of Britain, Live MMA Game On 4k TV Full details of the 2018 Tour of Britain (September 2-9) route including stage maps, and start/finish venues plus previous winners.A breathtaking finish on Whinlatter Pass saw Team Sky’s Wout Poels take stage six of the Tour of Britain.
The logo for the Tour of Britain has appeared in a Nottinghamshire field ahead of the seventh stage of the contest.Riders, including Tour de France champions Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, are set to race past the field in Woodborough later on their way between West Bridgford and Mansfield.Farmer John Charles-Jones said the design was “a bit of fun to show what is possible with land art”.
The logo for the 2018 competition was marked out using GPS before being ploughed into the field.
Alaphilippe, of the Quick-Step team, finished two seconds behind Team Sky’s Poels on the 168.3km ride from Barrow-in-Furness to Whinlatter Pass.Britain’s Hugh Carthy, of the EF Education First-Drapac, team was 12 seconds behind Dutchman Poels in third.
Poels and Frenchman Alaphilippe, who won the King of the Mountains’ polka dot jersey at the Tour de France last July, pulled away on the final climb up Whinlatter.With two stages remaining, the 26-year-old Alaphilippe leads Poels by 17 seconds in the general classification.”Second is really nice, it’s going to be a hard fight – no more uphill finishes, everything is flat. But we’ll keep on trying,” said Poels, a team-mate of Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas.
“I’m really happy – the team did a really good job – G (Thomas), Ian Stannard – so it’s really nice that I could finish it off,” he said.Slovenian Primoz Roglic, the overnight leader, saw his chances of overall victory dented when he dropped to third place, a further 15 seconds back. Alaphilippe becomes the fifth Tour of Britain leader in six days of racing after also winning stage three in Bristol.
“All of my guys did an incredible performance and everybody was riding for me today to protect me before the last climb,” Alaphilippe said. “Roglic was on my wheel at the end and I tried to attack the last time to drop him. I’m really happy to take the (leader’s) green jersey.” Saturday’s penultimate stage runs from West Bridgford to Mansfield before the climax to the race in London on Sunday.
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The Dutch squad completed the 14-kilometre course, which included the climb of Whinlatter from its western approach, in 19’37”, 16 seconds faster than nearest challengers Quick-Step Floors.Welshman Scott Davies has overtaken Hugh Carthy (Team EF Education First-Drapac) atop the Adnams Best British Rider classification after Team Dimension Data beat the American-registered team by 22 seconds.
An in-form Patrick Bevin hopes his strong performance at the Tour of Britain will lead to more leadership opportunities with BMC Racing. The Kiwi cyclist has enjoyed a rare chance to ride for general classification honours this week. He currently sits fourth place overall and had it not been for a surprisingly poor effort in the team time trial – BMC’s specialist event – Bevin may still be wearing the green jersey today.
But with bunch sprints expected to decide the remaining two stages, Bevin acknowledged there was little hope of clawing back any of the 46 seconds that separates him from leader Julian Alaphilippe, particularly after BMC bombed in the TTT the day prior. The consistency over the four [sprint] stages has left me in a good place there and with only two finishes to go, it’d be good to keep that jersey in London.”
While he exceeded his own expectations to finish fifth place on stage six’s 168.3km trek from Barrow-in-Furness to Whinlatter Pass, just 21 seconds down from stage winner Wout Poels, BMC’s failure in the TTT effectively ended Bevin’s GC aspirations.
“It was a bit of a disappointment for everyone. We just didn’t get it right and that cost us a big chunk of time. When you’re fighting for every second and you lose 40 in a team time trial it’s a bit tough going.”
“But I turned it around today and finished well up the climb, which probably exceeded expectation to be so close. Being within about 20 seconds is a pretty good ride when you’ve got guys like Alaphilippe and [Primoz] Roglic, who are some of the best in that trade in the world and they’re building towards world championships.”