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Mathieu van der Poel cemented his overall lead in the Tour of Britain as the Dutchman powered to victory in the seventh stage.
Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen won his third stage in five days at the Tour of Britain as Italy's Matteo Trentin moved into the overall lead on Wednesday.
Dylan Groenewegen turned on the power in an uphill sprint finish to clinch victory in the Tour of Britain's third stage.
Julian Alaphilippe leads the Tour of Britain heading into the penultimate stage as he finished second behind stage six winner Wout Poels.
New Zealand's Patrick Bevin moved into overall lead at the Tour of Britain despite being pipped by stage 3 winner Julian Alaphilippe.
Team Sky's Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas will launch his Tour of Britain campaign after finally coming back down to earth.
Dylan Groenewegen held off Australia's Caleb Ewan to land the seventh and penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain.
Fernando Gaviria held his nerve to win the Tour of Britain's fourth stage after a tense duel with Team Sky's Elia Viviani.
Sky's Elia Viviani was made the winner of stage two of the Tour of Britain after Edvald Boasson Hagen was relegated for irregular sprinting after crossing the finish line first.
Steve Cummings safely navigated the final stage of the Tour of Britain to secure overall victory in the race in London on Sunday.
Mathieu van der Poel has regained the overall lead in the Tour of Britain after the Dutchman came sixth in the short stage six individual time-trial.
Mathieu van der Poel took over as the Tour of Britain's overall leader after winning the fourth stage from Gateshead to Kendal.
Former European champion Matteo Trentin won the second stage of the Tour of Britain to move into the overall race lead.
Andre Greipel won the Tour of Britain's fourth stage as the German held his nerve in a sprint finish at Leamington Spa.
Australia's Cameron Meyer won the second stage of the Tour of Britain as he edged a sprint finish ahead of overall leader Alessandro Tonelli.
Lars Boom clinched his second Tour of Britain title after Edvald Boasson Hagen won the final stage in Cardiff.
Dutch rider Lars Boom took the overall lead in the Tour of Britain after winning the stage five time trial.
Australia's Caleb Ewan secured his second victory in this year's Tour of Britain by winning the third stage to reclaim the overall leader's green jersey.
Australian Caleb Ewan's superb burst of sprinting saw him take the opening stage of the Tour of Britain in a photo finish on Sunday.
New Zealand rider Jack Bauer pushed on from a breakaway to win Thursday's 194.5km fifth stage of the Tour of Britain.
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