Top 10 for Moscon as Van Baarle goes close

19 Sep 2019

Top 10 for Moscon as Van Baarle goes close

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Tour of Britain stage seven: Warwick - Burton Dassett Country Park, 188.7km

Gianni Moscon sprinted to a top 10 finish after a superb long range breakaway from Dylan van Baarle was foiled in the closing kilometres as Mathieiu Van der Poel (Corendon - Circus) won to extend his overall lead. 

Van Baarle’s attack with Mitchelton-Scott’s Cameron Meyer in the early stages led for the majority of the day, but after Meyer was dropped on the penultimate lap of the finish circuit, the Dutch rider was slowly reeled in by the attacks behind.

Pavel Sivakov and Moscon attempted to counter, but it was Ben Swift who escaped the peloton as part of a small group of riders vying for overall success.

As their attack was close to being caught in the final kilometre, Swift pushed clear in the climatic ascent, only to be caught and passed by Van der Poel to seal the Dutch rider's second stage win of the race.

Moscon finished five seconds behind the overall race leader and remains sixth, with Pavel Sivakov fourth ahead of Saturday's finale in Manchester.
Gabriel Rasch

Gabriel Rasch

“Dylan and Meyer got away, but it was going to be difficult to get a good gap with Meyer so close on GC and the break having just two guys to do the work.
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Sport Director Gabriel Rasch

“It was an aggressive start, which we knew it was going to be because of the first bonus sprint and the bonus seconds available.

“Dylan and Meyer got away, but it was going to be difficult to get a good gap with Meyer so close on GC and the break having just two guys to do the work.

“In the final, we wanted the race more aggressively, but we had to give Dylan a chance for the stage win, so there wasn’t too much more we could have done.

“Gianni tried to go at the end, but it was a bit too punchy for Pavel and he did a good job.” 
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Overall standings:

1. Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) 25:58:25
2. Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) +12"
3. Jasper De Buyst (Lotto Soudal) +40"
4. Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS) +42"
5. Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) +51"
6. Gianni Moscon (Team INEOS) s.t.

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