Tour of Britain: Vermote wins in Kendal

Belgian beats Cummings into second to take overall lead

Julien Vermote (Etixx-QuickStep) claimed stage victory and the yellow jersey on day two of the Tour of Britain, while Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) signalled his intentions for final overall victory with a powerful display as he took second place on the tough leg to Kendal.

The 167-kilometre stage was run off in wet conditions, as it brought the peloton from Carlise through the rugged terrain of the Lake District, and it was always likely to prove a day for the strongmen.

Vermote was among the survivors of the 15-man break that went up the road early on and stayed out in front for the duration, while Cummings was impressive in forging across to the reduced front group over the top of the day’s principal difficulty, the Struggle.

Cummings was able to shake loose men of the calibre of Dan Martin (Etixx-QuickStep) and Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) as he soloed across to the five leaders with 14 kilometres remaining, though the group swelled to eight shortly afterwards.

The Briton, however, seemed a man on a mission, and he attacked three times in quick succession on the rolling terrain near Kendal. Cummings' decisive acceleration came on a rise with 12 kilometre remaining, and only Vermote could hold his wheel. "I knew I couldn't give Cummings a metre, I had to follow him," Vermote said of the man who has enjoyed a remarkable four WorldTour wins this season.

With Martin now in the group behind and a punchy uphill finish to come, Vermote had reason not to collaborate, but he contributed enough to keep the move ticking over. The bulk of the heavy lifting, however, was performed by Cummings, whose prodigious efforts saw the duo open a lead of 40 seconds with 5 kilometres remaining.

With the general classification in mind, Cummings led into the final kilometre and kept piling on the pressure on the front as the road began to rise with 800 metres remaining. Vermote, meanwhile, was happy to bide his time, and he coolly jumped around the English just as the gradient began to relax with 200 metres to go.

Cummings was unable to respond and had to settle for second on the stage, four seconds down on Vermote, who also divested André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) of the yellow jersey. Dan Martin punched the air in celebration of his teammate Vermote's win as he crossed the line in 3rd place, 58 seconds down, ahead of Xandro Meurisse (Wanty Groupe Gobert), Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) and Ben Swift (Team Sky).

The 27-year-old Vermote's last victory came at the Tour of Britain in 2014, when he won into Brighton. "It's always nice to win and particularly here, because I have a special feeling with this tour," Verrmote said. "I had a lot of motivation to come here but it’s never easy to win. There was a big group early on and it was a very tough stage because it was up and down all day. And then the last official climb was very hard."

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Greipel on the offensive

Speaking to Cyclingnews before the start, race leader André Greipel said that he had no intention of defending his jersey and would instead ride in support of teammate Tony Gallopin. Given the difficulty of controlling a race on such terrain, Greipel figured the best course of action was to get up the road ahead of his teammate, and he was duly part of the 15-man move that forged clear in the opening hour.

Greipel was joined in the move by Vermote, Johann Van Zyl (Dimension Data), Nicolas Roche (Sky), Loic Vliegen (BMC), Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapc) Miguel Angel Benito, Hector Saez (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA), Conor Dunne (JTL-Condor), Xandro Meurisse (Wanty Groupe Gobert), Jochem Hoekstra, Martijn Tusveld (Giant-Alpecin), Tom Leezer, Bert-Jan Lindeman (LottoNL-Jumbo), Marco Coledan and Jacopo Mosca (Trek-Segafredo), and they established a maximum lead of four minutes, while Movistar led the chase behind.

The escapees' lead gradually dwindled as they tackled the Whinlatter Pass and Chestnut Hill, but they still had a little over a minute in hand as they entered the final 30 kilometres and began the day’s principal difficulty, the mist-shrouded category 1 ascent of the Struggle.

Greipel, who won each of the day’s intermediate sprints, was among the riders to be distanced on the tough ascent thanks to the forcing of Meurisse, and by the top, only Roche, Vermote, Mosca and Lindeman remained in front with the Belgian.

The main peloton, meanwhile, also fragmented on the climb, as Dimension Data gave chase in support of Cummings, though Rohan Dennis (BMC) was the most impressive rider on the Struggle. The Australian powered away through low cloud and bridge across to the break shortly after the summit, though he would be joined by a number of other strongmen on the rolling approach to the line, including Cummings, Martin, Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) and Ben Swift (Sky).

It was clear, however, that Cummings would keep attacking until their number was reduced. Climbers of the quality of Martin and Dumoulin had already suffered on the 35-year-old’s wheel, and ultimately only Vermote had the legs to match him – and beat him – in the finale.

In the general classification, Vermote holds a lead of just 6 seconds over Cummings, while Martin is a threat at 1:04, four seconds up on Meurisse, Swift and Gallopin. The race continues on Tuesday with another tough leg over the Cat and Fiddle climb to Tatton Park, Knutsford.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step4:40:50 
2Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:00:02 
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:00:58 
4Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
5Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
6Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
7Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:02 
8Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
9Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac  
10Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:01:06 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:01:07 
12Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
13Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:02:50 
14Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:23 
15Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO0:04:27 
16Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:29 
17Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:04:31 
18Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO  
19Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
20Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange0:04:33 
21Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac  
22Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain  
23Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
24James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
25Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
26Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor  
27Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
28Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:43 
29Thomas Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:45 
30Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
31Miguel Angel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:49 
32Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
33Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:53 
34Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:04:55 
35Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
36Hector Saez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:59 
37Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:18 
38Russell Downing (GBr) JLT Condor0:05:21 
39Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction  
40Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Carlos Barbero (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
42Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
43Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
44Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:05:26 
45Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor  
46Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:29 
47Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:05:33 
48Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:05:35 
49Robert Power (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
50Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:05:49 
51Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:11:58 
52Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:13:03 
53Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
54Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
55Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
56Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-BikeExchange  
57Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling  
58Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
59Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
60Oliver Ket-Spark (Aus) An Post-Chainreaction  
61André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
62Daniel Mclay (GBr) Great Britain  
63Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
64Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
65Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
66Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
67Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor  
68Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data0:13:43 
69Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:14:47 
70Mark Mcnally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
71Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac  
72Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain  
73Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
74Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
75Adam Blythe (GBr) Great Britain  
76Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
77Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
78Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
79Taylor Karl Gunman (NZl) Madison Genesis  
80Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
81Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
82Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
83Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
84Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
85Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor  
86Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
87Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
88Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
89Liam Stones (GBr) NFTO  
90Damien Shaw (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction  
91Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
92Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
93Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain  
94Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
95Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
96Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
97Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
98Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
99Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) NFTO  
100Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
101Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction  
102Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
103Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
104Taylor Eisenhart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
105Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor  
106Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:16:00 
107Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:21:19 
108Alexandre Blain (Fra) Madison Genesis  
109Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
110Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
111Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
112Hayden Mccormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling0:22:51 
113Jorge Arcas Pena (Spa) Movistar Team  
114Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
115Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
116Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis  
117Owain Doull (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
118Alexander Edmonson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
119Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
120Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
121Adrien Costa (USA) Etixx - Quick-Step0:23:21 
122Emiel Wastyn (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:26:28 
123Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:27:41 
Sprint 1 - Hesket Newmarket, 79.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor2 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky1 
Sprint 2 - Cockermouth, 107.4km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor2 
3Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac1 
Sprint 3 - Grasmere, 149.4km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal3 pts
2Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor2 
3Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1 
Mountain 1 - Whinlatter Pass, 119.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky6 pts
2Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin5 
3Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo4 
4Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert3 
5Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
6Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo1 
Mountain 2 - Chestnut Hill, 130.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert6 pts
2Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo5 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky4 
4Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
5Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo2 
6André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal1 
Mountain 3 - The Struggle, 160.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert10 pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky9 
3Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo8 
4Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo7 
5Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step6 
6Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team5 
7Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin4 
8Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
9Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
10Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step8:33:20 
2Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data0:00:06 
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step0:01:04 
4Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:01:08 
5Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
6Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal  
7Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:01:12 
8Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
9Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky0:01:16 
11Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
12Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:17 
13Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:03:00 
14Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:33 
15Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO0:04:37 
16Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:39 
17Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO0:04:41 
18Dion Smith (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
19Marco Marcato (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
20Jack Bauer (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:43 
21Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain  
22Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor  
23Edoardo Zardini (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
24Lukasz Wisniowski (Pol) Etixx - Quick-Step  
25Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team  
26Amets Txurruka (Spa) Orica-BikeExchange  
27James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
28Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac0:04:53 
29Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:04:55 
30Thomas Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis  
31Loic Vliegen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:04:59 
32Miguel Angel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
33Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:03 
34Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:05 
35Thomas Leezer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
36Hector Saez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:09 
37Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:05:28 
38Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:05:31 
39Gorka Izaguirre (Spa) Movistar Team  
40Francesco Manuel Bongiorno (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
41Carlos Barbero (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
42Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
43Russell Downing (GBr) JLT Condor  
44Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:05:36 
45Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor  
46Diego Rubio (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:39 
47Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:05:43 
48Robert Power (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:05:45 
49Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
50Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:05:58 
51Wouter Poels (Ned) Team Sky0:12:08 
52André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal0:12:54 
53Conor Dunne (Irl) JLT Condor0:13:07 
54Daniel Mclay (GBr) Great Britain0:13:13 
55Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
56Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
57Karol Domagalski (Pol) ONE Pro Cycling  
58Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin  
59Luka Mezgec (Slo) Orica-BikeExchange  
60Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
61Oliver Ket-Spark (Aus) An Post-Chainreaction  
62Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
63Javier Moreno (Spa) Movistar Team  
64Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
65Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
66Johann Van Zyl (RSA) Dimension Data  
67Dylan Groenewegen (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
68Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data0:13:53 
69Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction0:14:48 
70Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:14:51 
71Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin0:14:53 
72Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) NFTO0:14:55 
73Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac0:14:56 
74Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor  
75Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:14:57 
76Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling  
77Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain  
78Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF  
79Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
80Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step  
81Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
82Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
83Boy Van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
84Liam Stones (GBr) NFTO  
85Mark Renshaw (Aus) Dimension Data  
86Adam Blythe (GBr) Great Britain  
87Mark Mcnally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
88Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor  
89Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
90Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
91Taylor Eisenhart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
92Taylor Karl Gunman (NZl) Madison Genesis  
93Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain  
94Eugenio Alafaci (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
95Javier Aramendia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
96Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
97Damien Shaw (Irl) An Post-Chainreaction  
98Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
99Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal  
100Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data  
101Robert Wagner (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
102Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Movistar Team  
103Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Dimension Data  
104Alessandro Tonelli (Ita) Bardiani CSF0:16:10 
105Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:16:31 
106Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo0:16:41 
107Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:21:23 
108Alexandre Blain (Fra) Madison Genesis0:21:29 
109Tony Martin (Ger) Etixx - Quick-Step  
110Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
111Elia Viviani (Ita) Team Sky  
112Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:23:01 
113Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis  
114Jorge Arcas Pena (Spa) Movistar Team  
115Hayden Mccormick (NZl) ONE Pro Cycling  
116Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
117Owain Doull (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
118Alexander Edmonson (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange  
119Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
120Adrien Costa (USA) Etixx - Quick-Step0:23:31 
121Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange0:24:46 
122Emiel Wastyn (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction0:26:38 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step15 pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal15 
3Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data14 
4Caleb Ewan (Aus) Orica-BikeExchange14 
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step13 
6Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin13 
7Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert12 
8Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Etixx - Quick-Step12 
9Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal11 
10Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek-Segafredo11 
11Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky10 
12Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani CSF10 
13Guillaume Martin (Fra) Wanty - Groupe Gobert9 
14Steele Von Hoff (Aus) ONE Pro Cycling9 
15Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin8 
16Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS8 
17Dylan Van Baarle (Ned) Cannondale-Drapac7 
18Daniel Mclay (GBr) Great Britain7 
19Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo6 
20Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Soudal6 
21Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky5 
22Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF5 
23Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
24Nicolas Vereecken (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction4 
25Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS3 
26Domingos Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
27Ruben Zepuntke (Ger) Cannondale-Drapac2 
28Hector Saez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
29Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO1 
30Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain1 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert19 pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Sky19 
3Jacopo Mosca (Ita) Trek-Segafredo17 
4Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling13 
5Jochem Hoekstra (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin12 
6Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor10 
7Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo8 
8Emiel Wastyn (Bel) An Post-Chainreaction8 
9Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) NFTO7 
10Julien Vermote (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step6 
11Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team5 
12Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin3 
13Daniel Martin (Irl) Etixx - Quick-Step2 
14Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Team Giant-Alpecin2 
15Jasper Bovenhuis (Ned) An Post-Chainreaction2 
16Marco Coledan (Ita) Trek-Segafredo2 
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto Soudal1 
18André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Soudal1 
19Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data1 
British rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephen Cummings (GBr) Dimension Data8:33:26 
2Ben Swift (GBr) Team Sky0:01:02 
3Mark Christian (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:02:54 
4Edmund Bradbury (GBr) NFTO0:04:31 
5Erick Rowsell (GBr) Madison Genesis0:04:33 
6Ian Bibby (GBr) NFTO0:04:35 
7Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Great Britain0:04:37 
8Steven Lampier (GBr) JLT Condor  
9James Shaw (GBr) Lotto Soudal  
10Daniel Pearson (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:04:49 
11Thomas Stewart (GBr) Madison Genesis  
12Russell Downing (GBr) JLT Condor0:05:25 
13Matthew Holmes (GBr) Madison Genesis0:05:30 
14Alistair Slater (GBr) JLT Condor  
15Daniel Mclay (GBr) Great Britain0:13:07 
16Mark Stewart (GBr) Great Britain  
17Jonathan Dibben (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
18Robert Partridge (GBr) NFTO  
19Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
20Mark Cavendish (GBr) Dimension Data0:13:47 
21Jonathan Mcevoy (GBr) NFTO0:14:49 
22Thomas Moses (GBr) JLT Condor0:14:50 
23Oliver Wood (GBr) Great Britain0:14:51 
24Jacob Scott (GBr) An Post-Chainreaction  
25Liam Stones (GBr) NFTO  
26Adam Blythe (GBr) Great Britain  
27Mark Mcnally (GBr) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
28Graham Briggs (GBr) JLT Condor  
29Dale Appleby (GBr) NFTO  
30Gabriel Cullaigh (GBr) Great Britain  
31Peter Williams (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling0:21:17 
32Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:21:23 
33Christopher Latham (GBr) Team WIGGINS0:22:55 
34Mathew Cronshaw (GBr) Madison Genesis  
35Kristian House (GBr) ONE Pro Cycling  
36Owain Doull (GBr) Team WIGGINS  
37Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team WIGGINS  

 

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