Matteo Trentin claims stage two victory to take lead in Tour of Britain

08 September 2019 03:28
• Italian rider triumphs after sprint finish in Kelso• Says his Mitchelton-Scott team ‘worked so hard for that’As the overall contenders began to show their hands in the Scottish Border hills, the stage one winner, Dylan Groenewegen, was caught on the wrong side of a split in the peloton and left behind, with the stage victory in Kelso going to the former European champion Matteo Trentin, who also snaffled the Tour of Britain race leader’s green jersey.The action came on a brace of ascents before and after the town of Melrose, with around 30 kilometres remaining. On the draggy climb of Scott’s View, an attack from the big race favourite Mathieu van der Poel strung out the bunch, which had been led steadily until that point by Groenewegen’s Jumbo-Visma team as they kept an early three-rider escape in check. Related: Dylan Groenewegen snatches sprint finish win on Tour of Britain stage one Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian