Tour of Britain

Stage 8) Stonehaven - Aberdeen

GB United Kingdom Sunday 12 September 2021 173 km

Alaphilippe finishes third overall at the Tour of Britain

Alaphilippe finishes third overall at the Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain came to a conclusion Sunday afternoon with a hectic bunch sprint in Aberdeen, where Mark Cavendish was involved and claimed another podium place – his 17th of an incredible season.

Launching Cavendish on the finishing straight was Julian Alaphilippe, our best placed rider in the rankings at the start of the day. The World Champion, who returned at the Tour of Britain for the first time since winning the overall in 2018, showed strong form for the entire week, lighting up the queen stage of the race with some brutal accelerations on the gruesome ramps of the Great Orme ascent and attacking every time the opportunity presented itself, be it on the flat or on the climbs.

This spectacular action-packed week of racing, which started in Cornwall and finished in Scotland, was animated not just by Julian and Mark, also their Deceuninck – Quick-Step teammates Mikkel Honoré, who finished fourth on the general classification, Yves Lampaert, who as victorious on the penultimate stage, and Davide Ballerini and Tim Declercq contributing to our squad’s success, who took home also the team classification.

“It’s been a good week for us. We were there at all times, in the sprints, in the time trial, on the hilly stages – doing a lot of work, attacking and trying to shape the race, always in the fight for victory. Yves took a nice and well-deserved stage win from the breakaway, Julian and Mikkel finished third and fourth in the overall standings, and we came out of the race as the best team, which was the cherry on the cake”, said Deceuninck – Quick-Step sports director Brian Holm.

 

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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

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