Cycling: Albasini triumphs in Tour of Britain

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The Independent Online

Switzerland's Michael Albasini won the Tour of Britain in London on Saturday, with his German HTC-Columbia team-mate, Andre Greipel, securing the stage victory.

Greipel won the eighth and final stage of Britain's national tour by the Royal Albert Dock, pipping Saxo Bank's Lucas Sebastian Haedo into second place. Britain's Roger Hammond, racing for Cevelo, was third. The Netherlands' Johnny Hoogerland, of Vacansoleil, secured the King of the Mountain jersey, while his Polish team-mate, Michael Golas, won the sprints competition.

Greipel sprinted clear at the end of eight 12-kilometre laps to edge out Haedo and Hammond. Albasini made sure he was safely in the lead group and took the overall honours by one minute and five seconds from Slovenian Borut Bozic. New Zealander Greg Henderson took third for Team Sky.