Groenewegen grabs just next to stage win in Tour of Britain
Dylan Groenewegen has Wednesday, just next to the profits seized in the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain. The profit was for Fernando Gaviria of Quick-Step Floors.
Lotto-Jumbo-sprinter Groenewegen also had Elia Viviani of Team Sky (second), and Katusha rider Alexander Kristoff (third); but the difference between the front four was minimal.
The ride is about 175 miles between Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent delivered Viviani, on Monday, the second ride, won the leader’s jersey on. He took first place in the ranking of Orica-Scott-sprinter Caleb Ewan.
Ewan, that the first and third stage on his name wrote, is now second in the general classification with the same time. Gaviria is the number three in six seconds.
The best Dutchman, Lars Boom (Lotto-Jumbo) on the ninth place, eighteen counting behind Viviani.
Close finish with @GroenewegenD on the front row!
Time of placing
14:13 – 06 september 2017
The stage of Wednesday went according to the proven recipe. A group of five riders got the space for a long breakaway and a few kilometers before the finish took the chasing peloton to the escapees, and then a final sprint to prepare.
Groenewegen was just not good enough, but the Amsterdammer looks perspective. “The sprint went well. The preparation was also excellent, but it has to go perfectly if you want to win,” he says on the site of the Lotto-Jumbo.
“It is the first time that we are in this formation, the sprints begin. That is what we do definitely not bad. So I look with confidence to the next day.”
The Tour of Britain lasts until Sunday. The fifth stage on Thursday, an individual time trial over 16 kilometers with start and arrival in Clacton.