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Dylan Groenewegen has majestically won the third stage in the Tour of Britain. The leader of Team Jumbo-Visma managed to out sprint Mathieu van der Poel by more than a bike length in the uphill finish in Newcastle.
With Mike Teunissen and Amund Grøndahl Jansen, Team Jumbo-Visma had two more riders in the top ten of the stage result. The two lead out riders respectively finished in fourth and sixth place. Little changed in the overall standings. Teunissen remains fourth and Jansen has moved up to eleventh place.
For Groenewegen it’s a second stage win in this edition of the Tour of Britain. It is also his thirteenth victory of the season. This brings the number of victories for Team Jumbo-Visma to forty-five.
A leading group of six was reeled in in the final kilometre due to the efforts of Team Jumbo-Visma, after which Teunissen and Jansen brought their sprinter into position.
"This was a beautiful day," Groenewegen said. “It was a close call whether we could bring back the breakaway in time, but the boys timed that perfectly. It was a difficult finish, slightly uphill and ideal for me. At first I thought I had started the sprint too early, but I immediately created a gap and I luckily could keep that all the way. The team was very impressive today and the lead out very good. After a difficult period, I am more than happy to have claimed my second stage victory here today. That feels good."
"Everything just fell into place today," Jansen explained. “Koen, Jos and Pascal were very important in chasing down the breakaway. Jos then brought Dylan, Mike and me right up to the final kilometre. In the chaos it was not possible to stay in line, but in the end it all worked out well. This was again a great team performance.”