Groenewegen pips Ewan to win stage seven of Tour of Britain

Dylan Groenewegen tour of britain 2017 stage 7

Dylan Groenewegen has won the queen stage of the Tour of Britain. The 24-year-old rider defeated Caleb Ewan in the bunch sprint in Cheltenham.

Today’s stage was extremely wet. It was raining almost all day, which did not make it easier for the riders. Groenewegen saw teammate Boom race a strong course nevertheless.

“Lars is looking strong. They continued to attack him, but he countered every time.”

After the last climb of the day, it was Groenewegen’s time to shine. “I became second, third and fourth earlier. Winning today feels extra beautiful. The shape is getting better”, Groenewegen said.

Lars Boom saw from a distance how Groenewegen won the stage. “I even encouraged him through our communication”, he said afterwards. “It was a difficult day for me, but I have been able to defend the lead. My teammates had to work hard for it. The fact that Dylan makes all that hard work shine even more makes it a perfect day”, Boom said.

Tour of Britain 2017 – stage 7 results (Hemel Hemstead – Cheltenham):

1Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNl-Jumbo)


2Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott)


3Brenton Jones (JLT Condor)


4Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin)


5Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty – Groupe Gobert)


6Daniele Bennati (Movistar)


7Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)


8Nikolas Maes (Lotto Soudal)


9Floris Gerts (BMC)


10Vincenzo Albanese (Bardiani CSF)


General classification after stage 7:

1Lars Boom (LottoNl-Jumbo)


2Victor Campenaerts (LottoNl-Jumbo)


3Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)


4Stefan Kung (BMC)


5Jos Van Emden (LottoNl-Jumbo)


6Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin)


7Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)


8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)


9Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)


10Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapac)



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