Dylan Groenewegen wins another Tour of Britain stage but Trentin leads

09 September 2019 05:22
• Newcastle success for Dutchman who won on Saturday• Stage-two winner Matteo Trentin holds on to green jerseyThe results sheets showed a second stage win in three days for Dylan Groenewegen in a bunch sprint, but this was far from routine. While all eyes were on the Dutch prodigy Mathieu van der Poel on a technical uphill finish which played completely to his strengths, his compatriot Groenewegen – very much one of the flat-earth brethren – struck out surprisingly early to take the honours in Newcastle, though the green race leader’s jersey remains on the shoulders of the stage two winner, Matteo Trentin.All the leaders looked wrong-footed by the stiff little climb of Grey Street, with a sweeping descent to the river beforehand, and a couple of little chicanes to set the nerves jangling. It was less the usual red mist, rather the fog on the Tyne. As the frontrunners gathered their wits on a finish none of them can have known, Groenewegen drifted away with 200 metres remaining in what looked initially more a feint than a sprint. Related: Chris Froome back in hospital after cutting thumb in kitchen accident Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian