Stage 6 of the Tour of Britain & the Full Race Round-Up

Stage six of the Tour of Britain saws the riders leave Carlisle and head across the country to Gateshead. Again, three riders we’re battling it out throughout the day to take the leaders jersey; Wout Van Aert, Ethan Hayter and Julian Alaphilippe are only a couple of seconds behind each other and could potentially win the overall tour.

I went to witness part of Stage 6, where the riders headed up over the Hartside Pass in Cumbria to complete the first King of the Mountains category one climb. Lots of people headed up to the Hartside pass to witness the best riders in the world tackle the classic cumbrian climb.

The first group of riders to make it over the Hartside Pass, included Mark Cavendish from team Deceuninck-QuickStep. It was fantastic to witness and it was the first King of the Mountain finish I’ve ever seen. I love this sport and I love the atmosphere that comes with it, so many wonderful people lining the roads and cheering on the best cyclists in the world.

There was a breakaway which saw seven riders go ahead of the peloton including, Mark Cavendish, his teammate Tim Declercq and Jake Scott. They managed to stay away from the main peloton for most of the day, however they were caught, which allowed Wout Van Aert to take the stage win.

Tour of Britain 2021 round-up

Belgian champion Wout van Aert, took the overall victory at Tour of Britain from Ethan Hayter on the final stage finishing in Aberdeen. Van Aert won the sprint victory and the 10-second time bonus, which meant he got the winners jersey on the last day of the race.

The Belgian rider has now won four out of eight stages on this years Tour of Britain, which is a major bonus for his team Jumbo-Visma, who lost one of their teammates Tony Martin due to injury!

After a years delay, the Tour of Britain finally made it’s way around the country visiting England, Wales and Scotland. What a race it was… with the best riders in the world competing against each other, we can now look forward to the World Championships in Flanders later on in September.

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