Tour of Britain

Stage 1) Penzance - Bodmin

GB United Kingdom Sunday 05 September 2021 180.8 km

Alaphilippe kicks off Tour of Britain with top 10

Alaphilippe kicks off Tour of Britain with top 10

Julian Alaphilippe returned at the Tour of Britain for the first time since he won the race at his debut here back in 2018, and the World Champion was in the mix as early as the opening stage, on the uphill finish in Bodmin, which welcomed the peloton for the first time.

Deceuninck – Quick-Step controlled the 180.8km stage with the likes of Tim “El Tractor” Declercq and Tour de France green jersey Mark Cavendish, who worked tirelessly to bring back the five escapees before the uphill finish in Cornwall. There, the World Champion came to the fore kicked out with 200 meters to go and took eighth, behind Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), who claimed the win and the bonus seconds it brought.

The Tour of Britain will continue Monday with another hard stage, which will be punctuated by four classified climbs before a fast descent to Exeter.

 

Photo credit: ©Luc Claessen / Getty Images

Race details

1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:33:36
2 Nils Eekhoff
Team DSM
0:00
3 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
0:00
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:00
5 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
0:00
6 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:00
7 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:00
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
9 Xandro Meurisse
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
10 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
13 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
48 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:19
50 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:22
58 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:22
60 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:22
1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:33:26
2 Nils Eekhoff
Team DSM
0:04
3 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
0:06
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:10
5 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
0:10
6 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:10
7 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:10
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
9 Xandro Meurisse
Alpecin-Fenix
0:10
10 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
0:10
13 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:10
49 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:29
52 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:32
59 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:32
61 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:32
1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
15 pt
2 Nils Eekhoff
Team DSM
14 pt
3 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
13 pt
4 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
12 pt
5 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
11 pt
6 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
10 pt
7 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
9 pt
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
9 Xandro Meurisse
Alpecin-Fenix
7 pt
10 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
6 pt
13 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3 pt
1 Jacob Scott
Canyon dhb SunGod
9 pt
2 Nic Dlamini
Team Qhubeka NextHash
8 pt
3 Max Walker
Trinity Racing
8 pt
4 Oliver Stockwell
Great Britain
4 pt
5 Joey Rosskopf
Rally Cycling
1 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 13:40:48
2 Movistar Team 0:12
3 Team DSM 0:12
4 Alpecin-Fenix 0:12
5 Team Arkéa Samsic 0:23
6 Canyon dhb SunGod 0:24
7 Team Qhubeka NextHash 0:44
8 Rally Cycling 0:44
9 Trinity Racing 1:08
10 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:19

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