Tour Of Britain 2018: Poels Wins On Whinlatter As Alaphilippe Takes Race Lead

Tour of Britain 2018: Poels wins on Whinlatter as Alaphilippe takes race lead

Joe Robinson 7 Sep 2018 Team Sky man proves smartest on climb as Roglic fades out of contention Wout Poels (Team Sky) timed his attack to perfection on the summit finish of Whinlatter Pass to take victory on stage six of the Tour of Britain. He proved too strong in the final kilometre for Hugh Carthy (EF-Drapac) and Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) as he sprinted to the stage win. However, there was a consolation for Alaphilippe as his second place on the stage bumped him into the race lead ahead of Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo), who struggled on the day's final climb. Alaphilippe made his initial move with 2km left to race with only Roglic and Carthy able to react to the change in pace. Eventually, as Roglic began to fade, Alaphilippe pushed again only to be caught and rounded by a patient Poels. Roglic eventually finished well adrift of the ...

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