Edvald Boasson Hagen held on to claim his second Tour of Britain victory after a controversial final stage in central London yesterday.
The Norwegian MTN-Qhubeka rider maintained his 13-second lead over Team Sky’s Wouter Poels to finish top of the general classification. Britain’s Owain Doull finished third overall.
The stage itself – the eighth of the race, a 14-lap, 86.8km route through the capital’s streets – was won by Team Sky’s Elia Viviani after a review. André Greipel initially appeared to have taken victory in a sprint finish but was later ruled to have deviated from his line in an act of dangerous riding. Viviani was promoted to first.
Italy’s Fabio Aru wrapped up victory in the Vuelta a Espana in Madrid yesterday, the 25-year-old’s first major triumph. German sprinter John Degenkolb took the final stage.
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