Tour of Britain

Stage 2) Sherford - Exeter

GB United Kingdom Monday 06 September 2021 183.9 km

Tour of Britain arrives in Devon

Tour of Britain arrives in Devon

The race continued Monday afternoon with another hard day, to Exeter this time, the cathedral city which last hosted a stage finish in 2014. Just like seven years ago, a rider soloed to victory from the breakaway, after the peloton allowed the five-man group who attacked right after kilometer zero to build a seven-minute lead.

The parcours featured three classified climbs and several other short hills spread across the 184km stage that got underway from Sherford, a small town in Devon, and on paper the bunch shouldn’t have had any problems in controlling the escapees, but ended up finishing more than half a minute behind Robin Carpenter (Rally Cycling), who took the win and the leader’s jersey. Julian Alaphilippe sprinted from the peloton and rolled over the line in fifth for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, a result that elevated him to seventh place on the general classification.

Tuesday should bring more changes to the Tour of Britain general classification, as the race schedules a challenging 18.2km team time trial. The hilly route will see the riders start from Ffairfach, pass through the Tywi Valley and conclude at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

 

Photo credit: ©Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno / Getty Images

Race details

1 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
4:45:56
2 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:33
3 Alex Peters
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
0:33
4 Max Kanter
Team DSM
0:33
5 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:33
6 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
0:33
7 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:33
8 Ethan Vernon
Great Britain
0:33
9 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
0:33
10 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:33
26 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:33
41 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:33
63 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:22
77 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:30
1 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
9:19:33
2 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:22
3 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
0:26
4 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
0:28
5 Alex Peters
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
0:28
6 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
0:32
7 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
8 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:32
9 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
0:32
10 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:32
38 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:51
47 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:54
56 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
2:43
82 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:51
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
26 pt
2 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
21 pt
3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
4 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
15 pt
5 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
15 pt
6 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
15 pt
7 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
14 pt
8 Nils Eekhoff
Team DSM
14 pt
9 Alex Peters
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
13 pt
10 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
13 pt
11 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
12 pt
1 Jacob Scott
Canyon dhb SunGod
27 pt
2 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
15 pt
3 Nícolas Sessler
Global 6 Cycling
12 pt
4 Nic Dlamini
Team Qhubeka NextHash
8 pt
5 Max Walker
Trinity Racing
8 pt
6 William Bjergfelt
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
6 pt
7 Oliver Stockwell
Great Britain
4 pt
8 Leon Mazzone
Saint Piran
4 pt
9 Silvan Dillier
Alpecin-Fenix
3 pt
10 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
2 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 28:00:15
2 Rally Cycling 0:11
3 Movistar Team 0:12
4 Team DSM 0:12
5 Alpecin-Fenix 0:12
6 Team Arkéa Samsic 0:23
7 Canyon dhb SunGod 0:24
8 Team Qhubeka NextHash 0:44
9 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:19
10 Israel Start-Up Nation 1:22

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