Tour of Britain 2021: Carpenter solos to victory and race lead

Robin Carpenter - Tour of Britain 2021: Carpenter solos to victory and race leadimage: Cor VosRobin Carpenter solos to victory from the breakaway in the 2nd stage of the Tour of Britain. The American attacks with 26 kilometres remaining and is the new race leader. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2021 Tour of Britain

1. Robin Carpenter (usa)
2. Ethan Hayter (gbr) + 0.33
3. Alex Peters (gbr) s.t.
4. Max Kanter (ger) s.t.
5. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) s.t.
6. Rory Townsend (irl) s.t.
7. Mikkel Honoré (den) s.t.
8. Ethan Vernon (gbr) s.t.
9. Kristian Sbaragli (ita) s.t.
10. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Robin Carpenter (usa)
2. Wout van Aert (bel) + 0.22
3. Ethan Hayter (gbr) + 0.26
4. Gonzalo Serrano (spa) + 0.28
5. Alex Peters (gbr) s.t.
6. Rory Townsend (irl) + 0.32
7. Julian Alaphilippe (fra) s.t.
8. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.
9. Kristian Sbaragli (ita) s.t.
7. Mikkel Honoré (den) z.t

Race report
A lot of movement after the start until Robin Carpenter, Nícolas Sessler, Jake Scott, Tom Mazzone and William Bjergfelt open a gap. The five carve out a maximum lead of almost 8 minutes.

Scott cements his lead in the mountains classification in alle three sprints for KOM points.

Carpenter drops Scott inside the last 26 kilometer to continue solo. He continues to lead the race with 4 minutes for quite awhile, but it comes down rapidly in the final kilometres.

Still, the atacker wins the race 33 seconds ahead of the charging peloton. Hayter outguns Peters in the sprint for second place.

Carpenter is the new race leader, 22 seconds ahead of Van Aert.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2021 Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain 2021 – stage 2: routes, profiles, more

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