Cycling: Jonathan Tiernan-Locke claims Tour of Britain victory to become the first home rider in 19 years to win the event

 

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has won the Tour of Britain to become the first home rider in 19 years to win the event.

Tiernan-Locke entered the final stage 18 seconds ahead of Austrian Nathan Haas and 23 seconds ahead of Italian Damiano Caruso.

And the Brit ensured victory after finishing in the main bunch behind Mark Cavendish who claimed his third stage win in Guildford.

British pair Peter Williams and Kristian House won the sprint and king of the mountains jerseys.

Williams, won the stage's three intermediate sprints to pick up nine points and finish on 45, almost double the amount of the second-placed rider, his Node 4 Giordana team-mate Marcin Bialoblocki.

PA

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