Everything you need to know about Tour of Britain 2018
The Tour of Britain is back for 2018. The race will run from September 2nd until September 9th. The finish line will be in London with stage eight being 77km long.
Tour of Britain 2018 Overall Winner: Julian Alaphilippe
2017 Tour of Britain winner
Victory of the 2017 race went to Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo), though the win was almost taken from him by Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) who attacked solo on the final stage.
|Stage one||Sunday, September 2||Pembrey Country Park to Newport||175km|
|Stage two||Monday, September 3||Cranbrook to Barnstaple||174km|
|Stage three||Tuesday, September 4||Bristol to Bristol||125km|
|Stage four||Wednesday, September 5||Nuneaton to Royal Leamington Spa||183km|
|Stage five||Thursday, September 6||Cockermouth to Whinlatter Pass||14km (TTT)|
|Stage six||Friday, September 7||Barrow-in-Furness to Whinlatter Pass||169km|
|Stage seven||Saturday, September 8||West Bridgford to Mansfield||223km|
|Stage eight||Sunday, September 9||The London Stage||77km|
1Stage 1: Pembrey Country Park to Newport
Winner: Andre Greipel
The stage was set up for a sprint finish after a 174.8km ride from Pembrey Country Park to Newport.
2Stage 2: Cranbrook to Barnstaple
Winner: Cameron Meyer
Cameron Meyer (Mitchelton-Scott) won stage two of the 2018 Tour of Britain in an explosive finale that saw the breakaway narrowly hang on to the line in Barnstaple.
3Stage 3: Bristol to Bristol
Winner: Julian Alaphilippe
Alaphalippe won the third stage of the Tour of Britain on Tuesday after a bunch sprint at the end of the 128-kilometre course around Bristol. Kiwi Bevin took the leader’s green jersey thanks to six bonus seconds snatched on the finish line and Australia’s Cameron Meyer retained second place.
4Stage 4: Nuneaton to Royal Leamington Spa
Date: Wednesday, September 5
Winner: Andre Greipel
5Stage 5: Cockermouth to Whinlatter Pass
Date: Thursday, September 6
Winner: Team Lotto NL-Jumbo – Primoz Roglic
LottoNL-Jumbo crossed the finish line at 19:36.7 granting them first place and their 30th victory as a team. There was also a shakeup up in the overall standings as Primoz Roglic claimed the leader’s jersey and Patrick Bevin slipped down to fourth.
6Stage 6: Barrow-in-Furness to Whinlatter Pass
Date: Friday, September 7
Winner: Wout Poels – Team Sky
Dutchman Wout Poels has timed his late attack to perfection to win the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain, while Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe has taken the overall lead with a second-placed finish. Quick-Step Floors rider Alaphilippe, however, did enough to become the fifth leader in six days of racing after Primoz Roglic lost the green jersey on the day’s final climb. Poels moved up to second in the overall standings, 17 seconds behind Alaphilippe.
7Stage 7: West Bridgford to Mansfield
Date: Saturday, September 8
Winner: Ian Stannard – Team Sky
Stannard battled clear of German Nils Politt in the final phase of the 215 kilometre ride from West Bridgford to Mansfield, recording his second career stage win at the event with a time of 4:56:27.
Quick-Step Floors rider Julian Alaphilippe retained his overall lead, and is the favourite to defend his green jersey over Sunday’s ceremonial final stage in London.
8Stage 8: The London Stage
Date: Sunday, September 9
Winner: Caleb Ewan – Mitchelton–Scott
France’s Julian Alaphilippe wrapped up overall victory in the Tour of Britain on Sunday as Australia’s Caleb Ewan won the final stage in London.
As expected, the 77-kilometre eighth and final stage finished in a bunch sprint, with Ewan winning ahead of Fernando Gaviria and Andre Greipel.
Tour of Britain 2018 Overall Winner: Julian Alaphilippe – Quick-Step Floors
9Stage eight result
1. Caleb Ewan (Aus/Mitchelton-Scott) 1hr 38mins 33secs
2. Fernando Gaviria (Col/Quick-Step Floors) Same time
3. Andre Greipel (Ger/Lotto-Soudal)
4. Andrea Pasqualon (Ita/Wanty-Groupe Gobert)
5. Ethan Hayter (GB/Great Britain)
1. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra/Quick-Step Floors) 24hrs 47mins 25 secs
2. Wout Poels (Ned/Team Sky) +17secs
3. Primoz Roglic (Slo/LottoNL-Jumbo) +33 secs
4. Patrick Bevin (NZ/BMC Racing) +46 secs
5. Bob Jungels (Lux/Quick-Step Floors) +51 secs
*Odds are subject to change, so be sure to stay updated here. Be sure to place your predictions before the race begins!