Nicholas Dlamini secured the King of Mountains jersey following a strong day in the 6-man breakaway on stage one of the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain. The 174.8km stage did come down to the predicted sprint in the end which saw Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) take the stage with Caleb Ewan (Mitchleton-Scott) second and Fernando Gaviria (Quickstep-Floors) in third. Scott Thwaites finished 15th in Newport with Mark Renshaw, Jaco Venter, Jay Thomson and Scott Davies all finishing safely in the main group. After his earlier effort, Dlamini finished 3 minutes 55 seconds further back. Earlier on in the day, a number of moves tested the peloton,.
Ben King won his second stage of La Vuelta for Team Dimension Data and rode incredibly to cross the line ahead of Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo). Third spot was filled by Dylan Teuns (BMC Racing Team). Today’s stage was a big day in the mountains and the 200km stage included four category climbs, including the special category climb, to the summit finish of La Covatilla. A break was established very early into racing and Ben King was part of the select group of 11, for Team Dimension Data. Our American rider was in the mix through all the climbs today, picking up valuable King of the.