Hayter wins Tour of Britain stage five

09 Sep 2021

Hayter wins Tour of Britain stage five

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Tour of Britain - Stage 5 » Alderley Park › Warrington, 152.2km

Ethan Hayter sprinted to an impressive victory on stage five at the Tour of Britain, moving back into the overall lead.
The Grenadiers put in a strong performance on a day that saw Hayter tackle familiar training roads, before a bunch kick into Warrington.
After a strong lead-out from Carlos Rodriguez and Michal Kwiatkowski, Hayter was able to avoid teammate Owain Doull after the Welshman slid out on the final corner. Hayter was able to open up his sprint, fending off riders of the calibre of Mark Cavendish and Giacomo Nizzolo to claim one of the biggest wins of his career.
Bonus seconds also saw Hayter return to the race lead, taking an eight second advantage at the top of the GC with three stages to go. Rohan Dennis also finished in the bunch to retain a strong sixth overall, while Ethan held on to the points jersey.

Elsewhere on Thursday, Filippo Ganna rode to a strong second place and a silver medal in the European Championships time trial. The Italian finished just seven seconds back on victor Stefan Kung (Switzerland).


- Ethan Hayter

"The last 30 or 40 kilometres got quite hectic when it started raining. I knew most of [the route] all day which helped quite a lot. We kept ourselves in a really good position in the top 20, not quite in the wind. Richie (Porte) did a good job for that stint. The guys were amazing and all I had to do was just finish it off.
"Doull went down actually – it was kind of like slow motion. I knew it would be slippy so I backed off him which probably saved me. I just squeezed through on the barrier. I think I did a good sprint but I’m guessing everyone else got held up by the crash. I could just see a white jersey (Nizzolo) coming up on my left. I just put it in my biggest gear and went flat out to be honest.
"It’s really nice to win at the Tour of Britain and take the race lead back. I’ll also remember this one as it’s my training roads and I’ve lived here for quite a few years now. It’s really nice."
Stage five result:

1. Ethan Hayter (INEOS Grenadiers) 3:33:01
2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-NextHash) s.t.
3. Dan McLay (Arkea Samsic)
4. Luke Lamperti (Trinity Racing)
5. Mark Cavendish (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

Overall standings:

1. Ethan Hayter (INEOS Grenadiers) 18:17:42
2. Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) +8"
3. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +19"
4. Mikkel Honore (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) +29"
5. Michael Woods (Israel Start-Up Nation) +49"
6. Rohan Dennis (INEOS Grenadiers) +52"