Affini storms to first pro time trial victory in Tour of Britain


Mathieu van der Poel retook the lead in the Tour of Britain after placing sixth in Thursday’s time trial, a stage that saw Edoardo Affini claim the biggest victory of his career to date.

Van der Poel placed sixth on the stage in Worcestershire to retake the green jersey from Affini’s team-mate Matteo Trentin.

With just two days of this year’s race remaining, van der Poel leads Trentin by just six seconds. Team Ineos rider Pavel Sivakov sits third overall, 24 seconds in arrears.

Having been the 12th rider to start the stage, Affini posted a time of 16’39” for the 14.4-kilometre course. He eventually beat nearest challenger Sebastian Langeveld (EF Education First) by seven seconds.

Tour of Britain 2019 – stage 6 results (Pershore – Pershore ITT):

1Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton-Scott)


2Sebastian Langeveld (EF Education First)


3Dylan van Baarle (Team Ineos)


4Luke Durbridge (Mitchelton-Scott)


5Tanel Kangert (EF Education First)


6Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)


7Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin)


8Jos van Emden (Jumbo-Visma)


9Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos)


10Frederik Frison (Lotto Soudal)



Tour of Britain 2019 – general classification after stage 6:

1Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)


2Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


3Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos)


4Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal)


5Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)


6Gianni Moscon (Team Ineos)


7Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)


8Tanel Kangert (EF Education First)


9Andrey Amador (Movistar)


10Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Jumbo – Visma)



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