25/10/2019

Tour of Britain: Van der Poel wins final stage to claim overall victory


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Mathieu van der Poel won the Tour of Britain since he sprinted to victory in the stage from Altrincham to Manchester.
The Dutchman claimed his third stage victory in a photo finish following a finishing parade up Deansgate from compatriot Cees Bol.
Matteo Trentin came , which Van der Poel finished 17 seconds clear.
“I had been concentrated on the line and think I timed it perfectly,” said Van der Poel.
Speaking to ITV Sport, he added:”I was fairly confident I could hold off the men around me but you cannot respond to everybody. There were 20 men who could have won.
“But in the end I did a perfect job and the group did a perfect job.”
While Britain’s Jacob Scott was called King of the Mountains despite missing out on the general classification, Mitchelton-Scott riders Trentin maintained the points jersey.
Ben Swift was named best driver along with his Team Ineos asserting the team award.
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned/Corendon-Circus) 3hrs 49mins 26secs
2. Cees Bol (Ned/Team Sunweb) Same time
3. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton-Scott)
4. Mike Teunissen (Ned/Jumbo-Visma)
5. Davide Cimolai (Ita/Israel Cycling Academy)
6. Sacha Modolo (Ita/EF Education First)
7. Nils Eekhoff (Ned/Sunweb)
8. Jasper De Buyst (Bel/Lotto Soudal)
9. Xandro Meurisse (Bel/Wanty-Gobert)
10. Danilo Wyss (Swi/Dimension Data)
1. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned/Corendon-Circus) 29hrs 47mins 41secs
2. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton-Scott) +17secs
3. Jasper de Buyst (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) +50secs
4. Pavel Sivakov (Rus/Ineos) +52secs
5. Nils Politt (Ger/Katusha-Alpecin) +1min 1secs
6. Gianni Moscon (Ita/Ineos) Same time
7. Mike Teunissen (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +1min 3secs
8. Andrey Amador (Crc/Movistar) +1min 4 secs
9. Tiesj Benoot (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) +1min 7 secs
10. Amund Grondahl Jansen (Nor/Jumbo-Visma) +1 min 8 secs
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