Groenewegen wins Tour of Britain's third stage

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

Newcastle - Dylan Groenewegen turned on the power in an uphill sprint finish to clinch victory in the Tour of Britain's third stage between Berwick and Newcastle on Monday.

The Dutch Jumbo-Visma rider crossed the line comfortably ahead of compatriot Mathieu van der Poel of Corendon-Circus, Davide Cimolai, an Italian with Israeli Cycling academy, and Jumbo-Visma leadout man Mike Teunissen, following the 500-metre uphill drag.

Groenewegen also took the first stage between Glasgow and Kirkcudbright.

Matteo Trentin, an Italian with Mitchelton Scott placed fifth to retain the overall leader's green jersey.

Cimolai is seven seconds behind, with Van Der Poel third, 11 seconds off the front.

Team Ineos' Ben Swift is the leading British rider in seventh place, 17 seconds down on the leader.

Tuesday's fourth stage runs from Gateshead to finish at Beast Banks in Kendal and will feature nearly 3,000 metres of climbing.

Results of the Tour of Britain's third stage between Berwick and Newcastle on Monday:

Stage three

1. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/JUM) 4hr 37min 53 sec, 2. Mathieu van der Poel (NED/COC) same time, 3. Davide Cimolai (ITA/ICA) s.t, 4. Mike Teunissen (NED/Jumbo) s.t, 5. Matteo Trentin (ITA/MTS) s.t

Overall standings

1. Matteo Trentin (ITA/MIT) 13hrs 13 min 18 sec, 2. Davide Cimolai (ITA/ICA) at 7 secs, 3. Mathieu van der Poel (NED/COC) at 11, 4. Jasper De Buyst (BEL/LOT) at 11, 5. Mike Teunissen (NED/JUM) at 13

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