Deceuninck – Quick-Step to Tour of Britain

Deceuninck – Quick-Step to Tour of Britain

Wednesday 01 September 2021 - 11:22
Deceuninck – Quick-Step to Tour of Britain

Deceuninck – Quick-Step to Tour of Britain

Wednesday 01 September 2021 - 11:22

The 17th edition of the race will rake place between 5-12 September.

Since the Tour of Britain returned on the calendar in 2004, no other team has been as successful as Deceuninck – Quick-Step, who racked up a total of 22 stage wins with 15 different riders, in addition to two triumphs in the general classification, the most recent of these being brought by Julian Alaphilippe in 2018, at his very first participation there.

The World Champion will be back at the start, just one week after riding to his first ever Bretagne Classic podium, and will be joined by another rider who has tasted success at the Tour of Britain, Mark Cavendish. The 36-year-old Manxman has a total of ten stage victories there and will look to add to this impressive tally next week, on a team that will also include Davide Ballerini, Tim Declercq, Mikkel Honoré and Yves Lampaert.

The route will be particularly hard this year, with two stages standing out as having the potential to create some big gaps between the contenders: the 18.2km team time trial from Llandilo to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, held over an undulating course, and the brutal finish on Great Orme, a 1.9km climb averaging 9.8%, which the riders will tackle just twenty-four hours later, at the end of the longest stage of this edition.

“We start the race with a strong team. Julian, Mikkel and Davide have all shown a really good form in Plouay, where two of them finished on the podium, while Mark comes here with a lot of motivation after a magnificent Tour de France. Yves raced the Deutschland Tour last week and you could see the legs he had there, while Tim is Tim, everyone knows what he is capable of and will once again assume his familiar role at the front of the peloton. The route is one of the toughest in modern history, with many ascents, narrow roads and a lot of climbing every day, which will make things difficult to control”, said Deceuninck – Quick-Step sports director Geert Van Bondt.

Race details

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07:56
2 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
3 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
4 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
0:00
5 Max Kanter
Team DSM
0:00
6 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
0:00
7 Matthew Gibson
Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling
0:00
8 Ollie Peckover
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
0:00
9 Matthew Bostock
Canyon dhb SunGod
0:00
10 Gabriel Cullaigh
Movistar Team
0:00
27 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
30 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
56 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
77 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:52
81 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:59
1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
31:42:22
2 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:06
3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:27
4 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:41
5 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
1:00
6 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
1:14
7 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
1:16
8 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
1:43
9 Mark Donovan
Team DSM
2:04
10 Carlos Rodriguez Cano
INEOS Grenadiers
2:07
24 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:22
43 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
13:25
53 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
21:09
68 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
33:27
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
81 pt
2 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
69 pt
3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
58 pt
4 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
35 pt
5 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
34 pt
6 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
33 pt
7 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
32 pt
8 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
31 pt
9 Max Kanter
Team DSM
31 pt
10 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
27 pt
16 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18 pt
22 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
1 Jacob Scott
Canyon dhb SunGod
66 pt
2 Nícolas Sessler
Global 6 Cycling
32 pt
3 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
30 pt
4 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
29 pt
5 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
6 George Bennett
Team Jumbo-Visma
24 pt
7 Jokin Murguialday Elorza
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
20 pt
8 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
19 pt
9 Jimmy Janssens
Alpecin-Fenix
19 pt
10 Daniel McLay
Team Arkéa Samsic
18 pt
11 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
13 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
15 pt
19 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
23 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
31 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
1 Deceuninck - Quick Step 94:28:34
2 INEOS Grenadiers 0:23
3 Team DSM 3:23
4 Team Arkéa Samsic 3:44
5 Alpecin-Fenix 3:52
6 Israel Start-Up Nation 7:58
7 Team Qhubeka NextHash 8:49
8 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 11:15
9 Rally Cycling 11:47
10 Team Jumbo-Visma 12:23

Top results

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:07:56
2 André Greipel
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
3 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
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