Tour of Britain

Stage 5) Alderley Park - Warrington

GB United Kingdom Thursday 09 September 2021 152.2 km

Crash derails expected bunch sprint at the Tour of Britain

Crash derails expected bunch sprint at the Tour of Britain

Deceuninck – Quick-Step worked tirelessly on the 152.2km stage 5 from Alderley Park and Warrington, with the clear goal of protecting Mark Cavendish and bringing the race back together before the final kilometer, where everyone was waiting to see the first proper mass gallop of this edition.

Tim Declercq spent dozens and dozens of kilometers at the helm of the bunch, making sure the gap of the five-man group that animated the day didn’t become a threat at any point, chewing into that advantage to the point that only twenty seconds separated them inside the last ten kilometers. Yves Lampaert then put the finishing touch to his teammate’s spectacular effort, hitting the front at full speed and reabsorbing the breakaway two kilometers from the finish.

Going under the flamme rouge, Mark Cavendish looked to have the perfect lead-out, with both Julian Alaphilippe and Davide Ballerini in front of him, but a crash in a left-hand corner took the Italian out of the equation and left the Manxman to chase and spend a lot of effort in order to make it back to the small group that had escaped the incident, which he rejoined with just 200 meters to go. As a result, Cavendish couldn’t properly contest the sprint and ended up taking fifth, behind Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers).

World Champion Julian Alaphilippe was part of the same group and crossed the line in eighth position, retaining his place on the race’s overall podium ahead of Friday’s stage, another hilly affair, this time between Carlisle and Gateshead.

 

Photo credit: ©Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Race details

1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
3:33:01
2 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
0:00
3 Daniel McLay
Team Arkéa Samsic
0:00
4 Luke Lamperti
Trinity Racing
0:00
5 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
6 Colin Joyce
Rally Cycling
0:00
7 Michał Paluta
Global 6 Cycling
0:00
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
9 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
0:00
10 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
0:00
30 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
59 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
69 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
1:04
89 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:00
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
18:17:42
2 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:08
3 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:19
4 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:29
5 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
0:48
6 Rohan Dennis
INEOS Grenadiers
0:52
7 Dan Martin
Israel Start-Up Nation
1:04
8 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
1:21
9 Mark Donovan
Team DSM
1:42
10 Xandro Meurisse
Alpecin-Fenix
1:46
36 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:05
39 Tim Declercq
Deceuninck - Quick Step
6:53
60 Davide Ballerini
Deceuninck - Quick Step
17:12
74 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
27:42
1 Ethan Hayter
INEOS Grenadiers
52 pt
2 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
41 pt
3 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
30 pt
4 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Qhubeka NextHash
29 pt
5 Kristian Sbaragli
Alpecin-Fenix
28 pt
6 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
24 pt
7 Michael Woods
Israel Start-Up Nation
23 pt
8 Gonzalo Serrano Rodríguez
Movistar Team
21 pt
9 Rory Townsend
Canyon dhb SunGod
21 pt
10 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
15 pt
18 Mark Cavendish
Deceuninck - Quick Step
11 pt
1 Jacob Scott
Canyon dhb SunGod
57 pt
2 Nícolas Sessler
Global 6 Cycling
25 pt
3 Robin Carpenter
Rally Cycling
16 pt
4 Nickolas Zukowsky
Rally Cycling
12 pt
5 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
10 pt
6 Ollie Peckover
SwiftCarbon Pro Cycling
10 pt
7 Jokin Murguialday Elorza
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
10 pt
8 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
9 pt
9 Robert Donaldson
Great Britain
9 pt
10 Nic Dlamini
Team Qhubeka NextHash
8 pt
16 Mikkel Frølich Honoré
Deceuninck - Quick Step
7 pt
1 INEOS Grenadiers 54:14:07
2 Alpecin-Fenix 1:56
3 Team DSM 2:44
4 Deceuninck - Quick Step 2:48
5 Team Arkéa Samsic 3:05
6 Israel Start-Up Nation 3:27
7 Rally Cycling 4:24
8 Team Jumbo-Visma 4:30
9 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 6:24
10 Canyon dhb SunGod 7:00

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