English cyclist Ian Stannard crossed the line in first place on stage seven of the Tour of Britain in Mansfield today.
The Team Sky rider finished the 223km route, which kicked off in West Bridgford, in a time of 4:56:27.
He was followed home by Katusha-Alpecin’s Nils Politt and Bardiani CSF’s Giovanni Carboni.
Fourth place went to Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s Mark McNally, while One Pro Cycling’s Emils Liepins finished in fifth.
“Once I got in the break I was pretty confident. I looked at the guys and how they were riding all day and kind of knew I had the edge,” said the stage winner.
Quick-Step Floors’ Julian Alaphilippe defended his overall lead, with Team Sky’s Wout Poels in second and LottoNL-Jumbo’s Primož Roglič third.
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1. Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 4:56:27
2. Nils Politt (Ger) Katusha-Alpecin +0:00:59
3. Giovanni Carboni (Ita) Bardiani CSF +0:03:09
4. Mark McNally (GBr) Wanty-Groupe Gobert +0:03:54
5. Emils Liepins (Lat) One Pro Cycling +0:04:04
6. Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing Team
7. Ethan Hayter (GBr) Great Britain
8. Paolo Simion (Ita) Bardiani CSF
9. Andrew Tennant (GBr) Canyon Eisberg
10. Nils Eekhoff (Ned)Team Sunweb
25. Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data 0:04:04
27. Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data
94. Nicholas Dlamini (RSa) Dimension Data 0:07:21
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) 24:47:25
2. Wout Poels (Team Sky) +0:00:17
3. Primož Roglič (LottoNL-Jumbo) +0:00:33
4. Patrick Bevin (BMC) +0:00:46
5. Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors) +0:00:51
6. Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar) +0:00:58
7. Neilson Powless (LottoNL-Jumbo) +0:01:10
8. Dmitry Strakhov (Katusha-Alpecin) +0:01:24
9. Chris Hamilton (Team Sunweb) +0:01:28
10. Pascal Eenkhoorn (LottoNL-Jumbo) +0:01:35
47. Jay Thomson (RSA) Dimension Data 0:10:43
48. Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data
71. Nicholas Dlamini (RSa) Dimension Data 0:20:14