Julian Alaphilippe completes Tour of Britain win on streets of London

09 September 2018 05:58
• Australian Caleb Ewan takes final stage in centre of capital• Alaphilippe among favourites for Road World ChampionshipJulian Alaphilippe brushed shoulders at high speed with the Italian Paolo Simion just metres from the finish in Lower Regent Street, but that was as nervous as the final stage of the Tour of Britain got for the Frenchman, who clinched overall victory as expected and will be hotly tipped to win the Road World Championships in Innsbruck in three weeks’ time.The Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan needed to salvage something – anything – from a bitterly disappointing season, and he was ecstatic after emphatically repeating his central London win of 2016 ahead of Fernando Gaviria and André Greipel. His last victory of any note was the Almeria Classic in February, which is an eternity ago for an ambitious young rider. Related: Simon Yates extends lead after Thibaut Pinot wins stage 15 of Vuelta Related: Next stop Nevada: British cycle team aim at 90mph record Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian