Garmin-Sharp’s Dylan Van Baarle has won the 2014 Tour of Britain by a margin of just 10 seconds over second-placed Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider Michal Kwiatkowski and third-placed defending champion Bradley Wiggins (+22”.) Van Baarle took the leader’s yellow jersey on Saturday’s Stage 7, Camberley to Brighton, retaining his lead after Sunday morning’s Individual Time Trial – won in some style by Wiggins – and finishing safely within the peloton on the final 88.8k London circuit in which the mighty Marcel Kittel beat Mark Cavendish by the narrowest of margins.
The Tour of Britain proved an impressive win for Van Baarle, in his first year as a professional, with the 22-year-old Dutch rider commenting: ‘The team and the staff did an amazing job the whole week. We tried to go all in yesterday and it worked out! I’m so happy for myself and especially for the boys, they did an amazing job today!’
Further details on the Tour of Britain, including full results, at tourofbritain.co.uk