Hayter second in Exeter sprint

06 Sep 2021

Hayter second in Exeter sprint

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Tour of Britain - Stage 2 » Sherford › Exeter, 183.9km

Ethan Hayter continued his strong form with second place on stage two at the Tour of Britain.
 
The Brit led in the bunch sprint after a tantalising late chase from the peloton fell short in Exeter. Hayter crossed the line 33 seconds behind solo victor Robin Carpenter (Rally Cycling), and in the process moved up to 3rd overall.
 
Hayter now sits 26 seconds behind new leader Carpenter, with Tuesday’s team time trial set to give the GC another shake-up. Following his fourth place on Sunday, Hayter also moved into the blue points jersey.
 
The Grenadiers were among the teams that hit the front on the run-in, slashing the advantage to Carpenter and setting up a grandstand finish.
Stage two result:

1. Robin Carpenter (Rally Cycling) 4:45:56
2. Ethan Hayter (INEOS Grenadiers) +33"
3. Alex Peters (SwiftCarbon) s.t.
4. Max Kanter (Team DSM)
5. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

Overall standings:

1. Robin Carpenter (Rally Cycling) 9:19:33
2. Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) +32"
3. Ethan Hayter (INEOS Grenadiers) +26"
4. Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar) +28"
5. Alex Peters (SwiftCarbon) s.t.