Yves Lampaert is the fastest of the breakaway, Hayter keeps GC lead at Tour of Britain
Sep 11 2021 11:34 pm CET

Yves Lampaert is the fastest of the breakaway, Hayter keeps GC lead at Tour of Britain
Yves Lampaert is the fastest of the breakaway, Hayter keeps GC lead at Tour of Britain
Tour of Britain

Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has been the best of the escapees and has taken the win of the seventh stage at the Tour of Britain. Ethan Hayter (Ineos-Grenadiers) remains in the lead of the General Classification.

The seventh stage of the British route was 194.8 kilometres long between Hawick and Edinburgh over a rolling route that featured two climbs of the second category and one of the third category. With the help of the high pace set by Deceuninck-Quick-Step from the start, two of its riders -Lampaert and Davide Ballerini- managed to break free along with others like Pascal Eenkhoorn (Jumbo-Visma), Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar), Matt Gibson (Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling) and Christopher Blevins (Trinity Racing).

This group managed to create a gap of more than ten minutes with the peloton, that included all the favourites for the General Classification. With eight kilometres to go, Lampaert launched his attack and was followed by Jorgenson and Gibson, leaving all the rest of the breakaway behind.

The Belgian rider was the fastest of the trio, crossing the finish line ahead of Jorgenson and Gibson. The leader of the GC, Hayter, arrived to the finish almost two seconds behind the winner of the stage, in the same group with Wout van Aert and Julian Alaphilippe, maintaining the four-second advantage he holds over the Belgian of Jumbo-Visma ahead of the last day of the race.



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