Tour of Britain
Stage 2: Kilder Water to Blyth - Stage Details

Yesterday’s stage winner Caleb Ewan sprinted to fourth place today on the second and longest stage at the OVO Tour of Britain.

The day was animated by a breakaway of seven riders establishing in the opening kilometres with the catch finally being made just 15kilometres to go, ahead of another fast, chaotic bunch sprint.

Like yesterday’s stage, the main sprinters battled it out, neck and neck, all the way to the line with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension-Data) initially claiming the stage victory only to be later relegated for irregular sprinting and the stage win awarded to Elia Viviani (Team Sky).

In the tight sprint, Ewan had to settle for fourth place after finding himself without a clear run to the line. Due to time bonuses on the finish line, Viviani now moves into the overall race lead.

“It was really messy in the final five kilometres,” Ewan explained. “We got boxed in as a team and never really got out.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky 5:16:32
2 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo
3 Fernando Gaviria (COL) - Quick-Step Floors
4 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 5:16:32
5 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Katusha-Alpecin
6 Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Quick-Step Floors
7 Floris Gerts (NED) - BMC Racing Team
8 Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT 5:16:32
9 Marcel Sieberg (GER) - Lotto Soudal
10 Daniele Bennati (ITA) - Movistar Team
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 5:16:32
8 Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT 5:16:32
41 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 5:16:32
49 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 5:16:32
102 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 5:16:32
116 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:58