Final KM: Stage 3 OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Another day, another whisper-close sprint finish, but the guys with the fast twitch muscles didn’t get it all their own way. Read on…

Tour of Britain Stage 3: Normanby Hall Country Park to Scunthorpe, 176.9km

A testing  uphill drag to the line didn’t spoil the sprinter’s party in Scunthorpe. Caleb Ewan got low and aero to deliver win number two for Orica-Scott and earn a trip to the race leader’s podium. The Aussie pocket-rocket just edged out Dimension Data’s Edvald Boasson Hagen (again) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) but only after Philippe Gilbert’s (Quick Step Floors) last minute attack was brought back with 50m to go.

Video (watch out for Luka Mezgec’s #whereismysprinter moment) …

Sprinting… it’s simple when you know how

Pretty sure the sprint trains felt this way. Phil Gil’s preparation for the World championships in Bergen is going well.

Making the breaks…

The break of the day was once again packed with riders from UK teams and  JLT Condor packed a double punch with Ian Bibby and Graham Briggs.

It was quite the day for the team. Brenton Jones took 4th on the stage and Briggs stood on the podium to claim the sprint and king of the mountain jerseys. Young Master Briggs lent a helping with podium duties – a lovely touch after his first day at school.

Soreen moment of the race…

After every stage the Tour of Britain organisers ask fans to vote for their favourite ‘moment of the day’ as sponsored by Soreen. For those that don’t know, Soreen produce a delicious fruit malt loaf that’s a staple in many musettes.  Keep an eye out on the race twitter account and vote, vote, vote!

Image of the day- British weather…

Full report at Cycling News

Race Website  Race Twitter #OVOToB

Header image: Graham Briggs © KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

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