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Mathieu van der Poel pips Matteo Trentin to keep Tour of Britain lead

• Dutch rider finishes strongly to take stage at Burton Dassett• Van der Poel leads Trentin by 12sec going into Saturday’s stageOn top of Warwickshire’s answer to Box Hill, Mathieu van der Poel scored a second and probably decisive stage win in the pen…

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Mathieu van der Poel regains Tour of Britain lead to set up duel with Trentin

• Van der Poel six seconds clear of Matteo Trentin• Edoardo Affini wins stage six time trialWith two days remaining, the time trial through Worcestershire’s plum-growing country left the Tour of Britain perfectly poised with the two strongest individua…

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Dylan Groenewegen wins again on Tour of Britain as Trentin retakes lead

• Dylan Groenewegen adds to two previous stage successes• Trentin leads overall by 3sec from Mathieu van der PoelFollowing a pattern that has seen him win a stage on alternate days on this year’s Tour of Britain, Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands to…

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Mathieu van der Poel pounces to take Tour of Britain initiative in Kendal

• Young Dutchman overhauls Matteo Trentin• Van der Poel has 1sec lead going into Wirral sectionSince the Tour of Britain had left Glasgow the question had been not whether Mathieu van der Poel would strike but when and where. In Kirkcudbright, Kelso an…

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Dylan Groenewegen wins another Tour of Britain stage but Trentin leads

• Newcastle success for Dutchman who won on Saturday• Stage-two winner Matteo Trentin holds on to green jerseyThe results sheets showed a second stage win in three days for Dylan Groenewegen in a bunch sprint, but this was far from routine. While all e…

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Matteo Trentin claims stage two victory to take lead in Tour of Britain

• Italian rider triumphs after sprint finish in Kelso• Says his Mitchelton-Scott team ‘worked so hard for that’As the overall contenders began to show their hands in the Scottish Border hills, the stage one winner, Dylan Groenewegen, was caught on the …

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Dylan Groenewegen snatches sprint finish win on Tour of Britain stage one

• Dutchman’s 12 individual stage win of season• Mark Cavendish misses challenge in final sprintWith Primoz Roglic set fair in the Vuelta a España and Tom Dumoulin’s contract freshly inked in for 2020, this is turning into a golden finish of the 2019 se…

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Julian Alaphilippe completes Tour of Britain win on streets of London

• Australian Caleb Ewan takes final stage in centre of capital• Alaphilippe among favourites for Road World ChampionshipJulian Alaphilippe brushed shoulders at high speed with the Italian Paolo Simion just metres from the finish in Lower Regent Street,…

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Julian Alaphilippe completes Tour of Britain win on streets of London

• Australian Caleb Ewan takes final stage in centre of capital• Alaphilippe among favourites for Road World ChampionshipJulian Alaphilippe brushed shoulders at high speed with the Italian Paolo Simion just metres from the finish in Lower Regent Street,…

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Julian Alaphilippe retains green jersey after gruelling Nottinghamshire stage

• Frenchman close to first stage race victory in two years• Team Sky’s Ian Stannard wins second-last stageThe Tour of Britain start on the outskirts of Nottingham was a sea of feathered Robin Hood hats and the race leader, Julian Alaphilippe, channelle…

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Julian Alaphilippe charts climb through Lake District and into the green jersey

• Frenchman hauls in Tour of Britain leader Primoz Roglic• Team Sky’s Wout Poels wins stage and moves into secondThis has been an unstable, unpredictable Tour of Britain, with five race leaders in the space of six days, but Julian Alaphilippe looks set…

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Primoz Roglic’s LottoNL team land time trial and hand him Tour of Britain lead

• Quickstep’s Alaphilippe and Jungels just behind in overall standings • Poels of Team Sky also well placed for Friday’s crunch stageThe 14km time trial from the Forest Park to the pass between Whinlatter and Grizedale in Cumbria was a novelty for the …

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André Greipel sprints to second Tour of Britain stage victory

• New Zealand’s Patrick Bevin leads race by four seconds • Tour of Britain is in the Lake District on Thursday and FridayIt is not often that the Lake District can be said to loom large in Leamington, but the peloton in the Tour of Britain will have ha…

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Julian Alaphilippe takes Tour of Britain stage and looks good for mountains

• New Zealand’s Patrick Bevin takes overall race lead in Bristol• Alessandro Tonelli left behind and relinquishes green jerseyJulian Alaphilippe returned to racing in the Tour of Britain after a break to recover from the Tour de France and a run of cir…

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Alessandro Tonelli takes Tour of Britain lead as Alaphilippe lurks ominously

• Stage two won in Devon hills by Cameron Meyer• Alaphilippe seventh in general classificationThe sort-out in the final kilometres through the Devon surf strip was as decisive as the stage’s sawtooth profile had suggested. The overall standings when th…

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Geraint Thomas finds climb near home too steep in Tour of Britain

• ‘I had to give it a go, being on home roads,’ says Thomas• André Greipel wins sprint to take opening stageThe Welsh heart was willing, the dragon-flag-waving crowds were willing Geraint Thomas on up the steep final ascent of Belmont, eight kilometres…

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Geraint Thomas eager to enjoy Tour of Britain after whirlwind month

• Tour de France winner plays down chances of winning race• ‘I’ve not done much in the last month, I’m knackered’Geraint Thomas is apparently on the point of signing a new contract with Team Sky but is unlikely to take any decision over whether or not …

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas gears up for home race

Welsh cyclist will be part of 120-strong peloton cycling 109-mile course through WalesThe farming village of Bancyfelin in the heart of Wales, with one pub, a post office and a tiny primary school, will be almost emptied tomorrow as cycling’s Tour of B…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…

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Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome to ride in Tour of Britain

• Froome set to appear in race for first time since 2009• Cardiff-born Thomas: ‘It starts in Wales which will be special’The Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome will line up for Team Sky in the Tour of Britain next month. In a coup fo…