Tour of Britain: Matteo Trentin regains lead after Dylan Groenewegen wins stage five


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Matteo Trentin regained the outcome of Britain’s Tour after finishing third in phase five.
The 174.1km stage, which started and ended at Birkenhead with the road taking the riders through Cheshire, was obtained by Dutch driver Dylan Groenewegen.
Groenewegen, racing for Team Jumbo-Visma, completed as Britain’s Matt Walls and Trentin.
Trentin holds a three-second general lead over Dutch fisherman Mathieu van der Poel.
Thirty-year-old Trentin today retains a benefit and had been high after stage three, but dropped behind Van der Poel after the fourth stage before regaining top spot.
The first step of eight stages takes place on Thursday and is now a 14.4km individual time trial in Pershore, Worcestershire.
After also winning point one from Glasgow to Kirkcudbright on Saturday and stage from Berwick although he sits 61st 41, groenewegen’s victory on point five was his third in five days of the competition.
Together with three stages you’ll find 3 British riders in the top 20. Ben Swift from Team Ineos is first time, Matthew Holmes of Madison Genesis is 15th using Swiftcarbon Guru Cycling’s James Shaw at 19th.
1. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) 3hrs 57mins 31secs
2. Matt Walls (GB/Great Britain Cycling Team) same time
3. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton-Scott)
4. Cees Bol (Ned/Team Sunweb)
5. Davide Cimolai (Ita/Israel Cycling Academy)
1. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton-Scott) 21hrs 33mins 55secs
2. Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned/Corendon-Circus) + 3 secs
3. Jasper de Buyst (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) + 10 secs
4. Simon Clarke (Aus/EF Education First) + 17 secs
5. Mike Teunissen (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) + 18 secs
6. Ben Swift (GB/Team Ineos) + 22 secs
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