Dylan Groenewegen takes win number two in 2019 Tour of Britain
Sep 10 2019 03:27 am CET

Dylan Groenewegen takes win number two in 2019 Tour of Britain
Dylan Groenewegen takes win number two in 2019 Tour of Britain
Photo of Dylan Groenewegen by Jumbo-Visma

The third stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain finished with the victory of Jumbo-Visma's Dylan Groenewegen while Matteo Trentin retained the lead of the General Classification.

The third day of competition in the British race started with the escape of six riders including Harry Tanfield, Rory Townsend, Jacob Scott and Dries de Bondt. The escapees managed to stay in front for most of the race -despite having to stop due to a train crossing- and were caught by the peloton with one kilometre remaining.

Mathieu van der Poel was the first rider to launch a final move, but Groenewegen was stronger and crossed the finish line with more than one bicycle of difference with his fellow countryman. Israel Cycling Academy's Davide Cimolai and Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) arrived to the finish in the second and third positions of the day.

"This was a beautiful day," Groenewegen said. "It was a close call whether we could bring back the breakaway in time, but the boys timed that perfectly. It was a difficult finish, slightly uphill and ideal for me.

"At first I thought I had started the sprint too early, but I immediately created a gap and I luckily could keep that all the way. The team was very impressive today and the lead out very good. After a difficult period, I am more than happy to have claimed my second stage victory here today. That feels good."






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