The King of the Mountains jersey changed hands again at the Tour of Britain as Nic Dlamini took those particular honours in stage four, from teammate Scott Davies. Dlamini, who’d worn the jersey after the opening stage, had relinquished it to Davies for the subsequent two stages but Dlamini found himself in the 6-man breakaway that saw him in position to regain the jersey. Which he duly did picking up points at the three Skoda KoM’s along the route. The stage was won in Royal Leamington Spa by Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) ahead of Sacha Modolo (EF) and Patrick Bevin (BMC) as a sprint finish concluded.
Alessandro De Marchi (BMC Racing Team) soloed to victory on stage 11 of La Vuelta a Espana, coming in ahead of Jhonatan Restrepo (Katusha-Alpecin) and Franco Pellizotti (Bahrain-Merida). After the textbook sprint stage of yesterday, today was a return to the hills for Stage 11 of La Vuelta. While the 207.8km included three categorised climb and one category two climb, there were numerous other ”non categorised” climbs throughout the stage, making it an incredibly difficult day. With the breakaway enjoying success so far through the race, nearly every team wanted to be in the breakaway today, including a few riders who were threats on the.
It’s been a great first three stages of racing, with Scott Davies and Nicholas Dlamini wearing the King of the Mountains jersey..