Tour of Great Britain
Stage 7: Barnstaple - Dartmouth - Stage Details


Leigh Howard slipped to fourth overall after losing contact with the race leaders in the last ten kilometers. He called stage seven the hardest stage of the race with constant undulations and two steep climbs in the finale. 

"The stage finished with two really hard hills in the last ten kilometers. It was a huge race to the bottom of those climbs. As soon as we got there, Nathan Haas (Garmin Sharp) and Jonathon Tiernan-Locke (Endura Racing) attacked and lit up the race. I lost contact at that point, but I fought as hard as I could all the way up those climbs and to the finish. I ended up losing about a minute and moved from second to fourth overall." - Leigh Howard


Place Rider/Team Time
1 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) - Euskaltel - Euskadi 4:20:31
2 Marc De Maar (AHo) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team ST
3 Ivan Basso (Ita) - Liquigas - Cannondale ST
4 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) - Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:02
5 Leopold Koenig (Cze) - Team NetApp 0:00:38
6 Nathan Haas (Aus) - Garmin - Sharp 0:00:46
7 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) - Raleigh - GAC ST
8 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) - Endura Racing ST
9 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) - Team NetApp ST
10 Damiano Caruso (Ita) - Liquigas - Cannondale ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
25 Leigh Howard (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:38
55 Jack Bobridge (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:14
77 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:47
79 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST