Wout van Aert makes it four in Tour of Britain and takes overall win
Sep 13 2021 02:58 am CET

Wout van Aert makes it four in Tour of Britain and takes overall win
Wout van Aert makes it four in Tour of Britain and takes overall win
Tour of Britain

Wout van aert (Jumbo-Visma) has won the last stage of the Tour of Britain and, with Ineos-Grenadiers' Ethan Hayter arriving outside the top-10 of the day, he also claimed the overall victory of the race.

The last day of the British race took place over a 173-kilometre route between Stonehaven and Aberdeen, once again a rolling course that included two climbs of the third category and one of the second. The escape of the day was formed by six riders, but the interest of the teams in the pack to get the stage win and fight for bonus seconds, meant it wasn't going to make it.

The breakaway was caught on the last stretch, and teams like Israel Start-Up Nation and Deceuninck-Quick-Step set the rhythm to position their sprinters to fight for a stage win. But as Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel launched their final sprints first, Van Aert overtook them and crossed the line in the first position to take the win, and with it, the victory of the race.

Hayter -who was at the start of the day the leader of the General Classification- finished in the eleventh position -the worst place he got in the entire week- and this, added to the bonus seconds Van Aert took with his win, meant that he lost it to the Belgian. At the end of the day, the rider of Jumbo-Visma won the race with a difference of six seconds.

Hayter stepped on the second place of the final podium and the World Champion, Julian Alaphilippe, did it on the third.



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