Tour of Britain 2018 Stage 8: Ewan takes London sprint, Alaphilippe wins GC
The final stage of the Tour of Britain is a flat circuit-race in the London city centre. Caleb Ewan sprints to a clear victory, while Julian Alaphilippe finishes safely in the bunch to claim the overall victory. (Slideshow route/profile)
Results 8th stage 2018 Tour of Britain
1. Caleb Ewan (aus)
2. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
3. André Greipel (ger) s.t.
4. Andrea Pasqualon (ita) s.t.
5. Ethan Hayter (gbr) s.t.
6. Dion Smith (nzl) s.t.
7. Jean Pierre Drücker (lux) s.t.
8. Nils Eekhoff (nld) s.t.
9. Paolo Simion (ita) s.t.
10. Patrick Bevin (nzl) s.t.
Final GC 2018 Tour of Britain
1. Julian Alaphilippe (fra)
2. Wout Poels (nld) + 0.17
3. Primoz Roglic (slo) + 0.33
4. Patrick Bevin (nzl) + 0.42
5. Bob Jungels (lux) + 0.51
6. Jasha Sütterlin (ger) + 0.58
7. Neilson Powless (usa) + 1.10
8. Dmitry Strakhov (rus) + 1.24
9. Chris Hamilton (aus) + 1.28
10. Pascal Eenkhoorn (nld) + 1.34
Alex Paton attacks from the gun and he is joined by Taylor Phinney and Connor Swift. The two push on together to drop Paton before they are reeled in themselves.
At km 28 Sylvain Chavanel, Connor Swift, Matt Holmes en Chris Froome open up a gap before Vasil Kiryienka and Emils Liepins go on the counter-attack. The former ITT World Champion goes alone and races to a lead of 30 seconds, but he obviously doesn’t make it all the way to the line.
The Tour of Britain’s final sprint comes down to a Caleb Ewan-Fernando Gaviria-André Greipel clash. Following two wins by the German the London victory goes to the Australian pocket sprinter by a clear margin.
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