Tour of Britain

Stage 3) Llandeilo - National Botanic Garden of Wales

GB United Kingdom Tuesday 07 September 2021 18.2 km

Deceuninck – Quick-Step runner-up in Wales

Deceuninck – Quick-Step runner-up in Wales

Julian Alaphilippe, Davide Ballerini, Mark Cavendish, Tim Declercq, Mikkel Honoré and Yves Lampaert, combined for a strong team time trial of Deceuninck – Quick-Step on stage 3 of the Tour of Britain, which at the end of the day brought an important shake-up of the general classification, despite the route being only 18.2 kilometers in length.

The Wolfpack produced a quality ride on the hilly course between Llandeilo and the National Botanic Garden of Wales, coming through the checkpoint with the fastest time, which put our squad on course for a good result on the stage. At the finish, the four remaining riders posted a time of 20:39 to go top of the leaderboard for three seconds, where our riders remained until their result was bettered by Ineos Grenadiers, the last team on the course.

That time of 20:39, courtesy of an average speed close to 53km/h, netted a solid second for Deceuninck – Quick-Step, helping both Julian Alaphilippe and Mikkel Honoré move up in the rankings, where they both sit in the top five, which bodes well ahead of the race’s hardest stage, according to sports director Geert Van Bondt: “It was hard, the guys did a nice team effort. We had a good time trial and everything went smoothly until the split, but unfortunately, we lost then lost both Tim and Ballero, and the speed dropped a big in the final kilometers. We didn’t take the win, but two of our riders are up there on the GC, which is promising going into Wednesday’s long and hard stage.”

 

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Race details

1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
9:40:21
2 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
0:06
3 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:16
4 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:23
5 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:23
6 Pascal Eenkhoorn
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:38
7 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:49
8 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:49
9 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
1:03
10 Xandro Meurisse
Alpecin-Fenix
1:03
24 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:42
51 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:22
55 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:11
74 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
18:42
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
26 pt
2 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
21 pt
3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
19 pt
4 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
15 pt
5 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
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 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
13 pt
10 Alex Peters
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
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 Oliver Stockwell
Great Britain
4 pt
7 Leon Mazzone
Saint Piran
4 pt
8 William Bjergfelt
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
4 pt
9 Silvan Dillier
Alpecin-Fenix
3 pt
10 Richie Porte
INEOS Grenadiers
2 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 28:20:37
2 Team DSM 1:09
3 Alpecin-Fenix 1:09
4 Movistar Team 1:20
5 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:36
6 Rally Cycling 1:43
7 Team Arkéa Samsic 1:51
8 Team Jumbo-Visma 1:54
9 Israel Start-Up Nation 2:05
10 Canyon dhb SunGod 2:26

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