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Tour of Britain 2015
Stage 1 of the Tour of Britain ended in a photo finish between Mark Cavendish (Etixx-Quickstep) and Elia Viviani (Sky), with the Italian edging out Cav for the win and the race's first leader's jersey.
Stage 1: Winner - Elia Viviani (Sky); Leader: Viviani; Points: Viviani; Mountains: Kristian House; Sprint: Conor Dunne; Team Sky
Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain saw Petr Vakoc attack his breakaway companions and solo to victory in Colne and move into the overall race lead after Elia Viviani (Sky) missed the move.
Stage 2: Winner - Petr Vakoc (Etixx-Quick Step); Leader: Vakoc; Points: Juan José Lobato; Mountains: Tom Stewart; Sprint: Peter Williams; Etixx-Quick Step
Stage 3 saw Elia Viviani repeat his stage 1 victory as a late crash caused a split in the peloton with Petr Vakoc (Etixx-Quick Step) being caught out and losing the yellow jersey to Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar).
Stage 3: Winner - Viviani; Leader: Lobato; Points: Juan José Lobato; Mountains: Tom Stewart; Sprint: Peter Williams; Etixx-Quick Step
Stage 4 was another win for Etixx-Quick Step as Fernando Gaviria claimed his first win on European soil while Lobato became the first rider to defend his overall lead this week.
Stage 4: Winner - Gaviria; Leader: Lobato; Points: Owain Doull; Mountains: Tom Stewart; Sprint: Peter Williams; Etixx-Quick Step
Woels Poels rode to victory on the queen stage of the race as Edvald Boasson Hagen moved into the overall race lead, one second ahead of the Sky rider as Lobato struggled on the steep slopes to Hartside.
Stage 5: Winner - Poels; Leader: Boasson Hagen; Points: Owain Doull; Mountains: Peter Williams; Sprint: Peter Williams; Movistar
Tour of Britain stages
- Stage 1: Sunday 6 September Beaumaris, Anglesey to Wrexham, 177km
- Stage 2: Monday 7 September Clitheroe to Colne, 162km
- Stage 3: Tuesday 8 September Cockermouth to Floors Castle, Kelso, 216km
- Stage 4: Wednesday 9 September Edinburgh to Blyth, 218km
- Stage 5: Thursday 10 September Prudhoe to Hartside Fell, 171km
- Stage 6: Friday 11 September Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham, 189km
- Stage 7: Saturday 12 Septmber Fakenham to Ipswich, 225km
- Stage 8: Saturday 13 September London stage presented by TfL, 93km
Tour of Britain 20156 September 2015 - 13 September 2015 | Great Britain | 2.HC
New parcours includes highest summit finish in modern race's history, start in Wales and finish in London
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