The sprinters are having a fine old time at the Tour of Britain. Day four and another close run to the line.
Tour of Britain Stage 4: Mansfield to Newark-on-Trent, 164.7km
Fernando Gaviria took his first victory of this year’s edition to add to the one he scored in 2015. Quick Step Floor’s outrageously talented Colombian came off Max Richeze‘s wheel to grab the win by a bike throw from Elia Viviani (Sky) with Katusha-Alpecin’s Alexander Kristoff rounding out the podium. Second place for Viviani was enough to snatch the race lead from Caleb Ewan (ORICA-Scott) on count back.
Following on from Taylor Phinney’sDQ regarding jumping the level crossing, comes a brace of DQs for using the pavement to attack .You can’t say the race commissaries are not strict enough at the Tour of Britain.I look forward to similar adherence during the spring races in Belgium next year #RideOnTheCobblesPlease
Brent Bookwalter update…
BMC’s Brent Bookwalter crashed into the back of a parked car that should never been on the course. He was forced to abandon the race but thankfully has avoided any fractures, team report here.
Forget the tractor art at the Tour de France, the Tour of Britain boasts a crack team of synchronised sheep!
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Header image: Fernando Gaviria by a bike throw © KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images