A stage ending in the Cotswolds on a rain-soaked day saw plenty of fight for the GC, but didn’t stop the sprinters having their day in Cheltenham.
Tour of Britain Stage 7: Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham, 185.1km
A much hillier profile encouraged a fierce GC battle with both Tony Martin (Katusha- Alpecin) and Dimension Data’s Edvald Boasson Hagen launching attacks for glory. LottoNL-Jumbo and their race leader Lars Boom were more than equal to the pressure, winning the stage with Dylan Groenewegen and increasing their race lead by a second.
What a shot of the sprint! JLT Condor had a great day out. Brenton Jones taking 3rd place against some of the quickest and Russ Downing awarded as most combative rider.
Launching solo attacks and making a young fan’s day – all in a day’s work for TT Tony.
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