Cycling

Groenewegen claims third win, Trentin takes Tour of Britain overall lead

Dylan Groenewegen (Getty Images)
Dylan Groenewegen (Getty Images)

London  - 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.

Groenewegen, who also won the first and third stages, finished ahead of Britain's Matt Walls and Trentin after a sprint finish through Birkenhead Park in the Wirral.

Trentin's four-second time bonus for finishing third was enough to put the Mitchelton-Scott rider back into the leader's green jersey, three seconds ahead of Dutch rider Mathieu van der Poel with Belgium's Jasper De Buyst in third, 10 seconds back.

Thursday's sixth stage could decide the outcome of the race with a 14.4 kilometre time trial around Pershore offering plenty of scope for changes in the general classification.

Results of the Tour of Britain's fifth stage in The Wirral on Wednesday:

1. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/JUM) 3hr 57min 31sec, 2. Matthew Walls (GBR/GBR) at same time, 3. Matteo Trentin (ITA/MTS) s.t., 4. Cees Bol (NED/SUN) s.t., 5. Mike Teunissen (NED/JUM) s.t.

Overall standings

1. Matteo Trentin (ITA/MTS) 21hr 33min 55sec, 2. Mathieu van der Poel (NED/COC) at 3 sec, 3. Jasper De Buyst (BEL/LOT) 10 secs, 4. Simon Clarke (AUS/EF1) 17 secs, 5. Mike Teunissen (NED/JUM) 18 secs

 

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England 121/2 (41.1 ov)
Pakistan 0
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England 121/2 (41.1 ov)
Pakistan 0
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