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Stannard takes Tour of Britain’s stage 7, Alaphilippe keeps lead

Ian Stannard wins stage 7 Tour of Britain 2018

Ian Stannard won the Tour of Britain‘s seventh stage on Saturday, as Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) retained the overall lead heading to the race finale in London.

The Team Sky rider moved clear of a breakaway group with 16 kilometres to go and eventually finished 59 seconds ahead of Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin).

Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF) was three minutes and nine seconds behind in third place after the 215-kilometre stage from West Bridgford to Mansfield.

“When I got into the break today I was pretty confident. I looked at the other guys, how they were riding all day and I knew that I had the edge,” Stannard said.

Alaphilippe has a 17-second overall advantage on Wout Poels (Team Sky) and 33 seconds on Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo).

“I can’t say the race is won,” said the Frenchman, “not until we reach the finish in London. I’m glad this is over. It was a long and difficult day, and the team had to work hard through the whole day to keep a lid on things.”

The French rider will bid to clinch the title on Sunday when the final stage starts and finishes on Regent Street in London.

Tour of Britain 2018 – stage 7 results (West Bridgford – Mansfield):

1 Ian Stannard (Team Sky)


2 Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)


3 Giovanni Carboni (Bardiani-CSF)


4 Mark McNally (Wanty-Groupe Gobert)


5 Emils Liepins (ONE Pro Cycling)


6 Patrick Bevin (BMC)


7 Ethan Hayter (Great Britain)


8 Paolo Simion (Bardiani-CSF)


9 Andrew Tennant (Canyon-Eisberg)


10 Nils Eekhoff (Team Sunweb)



General classification after stage 7:

1 Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors)


2 Wout Poels (Team Sky)


3 Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)


4 Patrick Bevin (BMC)


5 Bob Jungels (Quick-Step Floors)


6 Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar)


7 Neilson Powless (LottoNL-Jumbo)


8 Dmitry Strakhov (Katusha-Alpecin)


9 Christopher Hamilton (Team Sunweb)


10 Pascal Eenkhoorn (LottoNL-Jumbo)