Tour of Britain
Stage 5: Aberdare to Bath - Stage Details

Stage five of the Tour of Britain concluded with a nail biting finale as the remaining breakaway riders just survived to take out the stge with sprint star Caleb Ewan closing in on them to claim a very close fourth place.

With four of the five original breakaway riders playing cat and mouse inside the last five kilometres, the fierce chasing peloton began to rapidly close in. 

Ewan launched out of the wheels in the final moments with just one metre separating the winner Jack Bauer (Cannonade-Drapac) and the rest, leaving Ewan agonisingly close to a stage victory. 

“It was a frustrating finish for us,” explained sport director Matt Wilson. “We weren’t sure how Caleb was going to feel, he struggled a bit yesterday and it was another hard day today.”

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Jack Bauer (NZL) - Cannondale-Drapac 4:45:25
2 Amaël Moinard (FRA) - BMC Racing Team ST
3 Erick Rowsell (GBR) - Madison Genesis ST
4 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
5 Dylan Groenewegen (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo ST
6 Boy Van Poppel (NED) - Trek-Segafredo ST
7 Jens Debusschere (BEL) - Lotto Soudal ST
8 Daniel McLay (GBR) - Fortuneo - Vital Concept ST
9 Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) - Bardiani CSF ST
10 Domingos Gonçalves (POR) - Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
4 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange ST
52 Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:08
73 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:00:52
89 Robert Power (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:01:48
117 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:16:18
118 Alexander Edmonson (AUS) - ORICA-BikeExchange 0:16:18