Dylan Groenewegen completes Tour of Britain hat-trick in stage 5


Dylan Groenewegen won his third stage in five days at the Tour of Britain as Matteo Trentin moved into the overall lead on Wednesday.

Groenewegen, who also won the first and third stages, finished ahead of Britain’s Matt Walls and Trentin after a sprint finish through Birkenhead Park in the Wirral.

Trentin’s four-second time bonus for finishing third was enough to put the Mitchelton-Scott rider back into the leader’s green jersey, three seconds ahead of Mathieu van der Poel with Jasper De Buyst in third, 10 seconds back.

Thursday’s sixth stage could decide the outcome of the race with a 14.4 kilometre time trial around Pershore offering plenty of scope for changes in the general classification.

Tour of Britain 2019 – stage 5 results (Birkenhead – Birkenhead):

1Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)


2Matthew Walls (Great Britain)


3Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


4Cees Bol (Team Sunweb)


5Davide Cimolai (Israel Cycling Academy)


6Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal)


7Ben Swift (Team Ineos)


8Tom Van Asbroeck (Israel Cycling Academy)


9Edoardo Affini (Mitchelton-Scott)


10Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)



Tour of Britain 2019 – general classification after stage 5:

1Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott)


2Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)


3Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal)


4Simon Clarke (EF Education First)


5Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma)


6Ben Swift (Team Ineos)


7Andrey Amador (Movistar)


8Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Jumbo – Visma)


9Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin)


10Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos)



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