Poels wins sixth stage Tour of Britain, Dumoulin third
Wout Poels has Friday the sixth stage in the Tour of Britain won. He continued to Rohan Dennis (second) and fellow countryman Tom Dumoulin (third).
In the final phase of the hilly ride to Haytor jump Poels away from a breakaway group of four, which also includes Dennis and Dumoulin were. The Dutchman of Team Sky came solo across the finish line. Dylan van Baarle was fourth.
On the final climb was Dennis who first went on the attack. He got next to Poels and Dumoulin also the Spaniard Gorka Izagirre. The final demarrage of Poels showed his companions are too powerful.
Stephen Cummings of Dimension Data came on the twenty count as eighth on the measure is the new leader in Britain. He rode the Belgian Julien Vermote (Etixx-Quick Step) out of the leader’s jersey. Dumoulin is now in second place at 49 seconds.
It is the second time that a Dutchman to win a stage in Great Britain. Earlier it was Dylan Groenewegen of the Lotto-Jumbo the strongest in the fourth stage.
Poels won last year a stage of the British race. When he came first across the finish line in the fifth stage.
This year, he was already successful with victories in liège-Bastogne-Liège and the fifth stage in the Tour of Catalonia. He wrote also two stages and the overall victory in the Tour of Valencia to his name.
The Tour of Britain goes on until Sunday. Two years ago, went out of the race to Van Baarle. The rider of Cannondale-Drapac is currently fifth with a gap of 57 seconds on Cummings.