Wout van Aert was denied a second stage win as Rasmus Tiller took victory in Gloucester on Saturday in Tour of Britain.
Van Aert attacked three times in the final 30 kilometres on the roads into the historic city, the last of which ended when a reduced peloton caught him within 850 metres of the finish line by Gloucester Docks.
Tiller benefited from a good lead-out from team-mate Tobias Johannessen to win from the 13-man group who came into the finish together.
“It feels really good. We have tried [to win every stage here with the two sprinters we have on the team but we knew today was going to be a different race with a smaller [front] group. That suited me better. Tobias did a really good lead-out and it was just for me to sprint for the win”, said Tiller.
“When Wout [van Aert] has a small gap, you know it’s going to be difficult to bring him back. We managed to ride well together, and, in the end, we caught him. Then Tobias did a good lead-out, so I’m happy I had the legs to finish it off.”
RASMUS TILLER WINS STAGE SEVEN IN GLOUCESTER 🏆
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