Tour of Britain
Stage 7: Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham - Stage Details

Three-time stage winner Caleb Ewan came close to claiming his fourth victory of the OVO Tour of Britain today, but had to settle for second place after another incredibly close sprint on the penultimate stage. 

The rainy 185kilometre day was animated by a breakaway of six riders that included ORICA-SCOTT rider Rob Power. The leaders were eventually swallowed up with 30kilometres to go and further attacks came with three riders surviving ahead until the final two kilometres.

ORICA-SCOTT then led the way through the final kilometre with Ewan launching from the wheel of final lead-out man Slovenian champion Luka Mezgec, however, it was Dylan Groenewegen (Lotto-JumboNL) who jumped first and claimed the victory on a lunge to the line.

“I am pretty disappointed to get so close today after such a good lead-out from the boys,” Ewan explained. “I just waited a few seconds too long and then Dylan got the jump on me and I didn’t get back up to him in time before the line.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo 4:26:58
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:26:58
3 Brenton Jones (AUS) - JLT Condor
4 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Katusha-Alpecin
5 Andrea Pasqualon (ITA) - Wanty - Groupe Gobert
6 Daniele Bennati (ITA) - Movistar Team
7 Fernando Gaviria (COL) - Quick-Step Floors
8 Nikolas Maes (BEL) - Lotto Soudal
9 Floris Gerts (NED) - BMC Racing Team
10 Vincenzo Albanese (ITA) - Bardiani CSF
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:26:58
19 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:26:58
55 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 4:26:58
61 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:01:02
78 Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:07:39
102 Roger Kluge (GER) - ORICA-SCOTT 0:13:04