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Groenewegen secures Tour of Britain stage hat-trick as Trentin regains green jersey

Groenewegen secures Tour of Britain stage hat-trick as Trentin regains green jersey

11/09/2019 at 17:17Updated 11/09/2019 at 17:42

Dylan Groenewegen won his third Tour of Britain stage in five days when sprinting to victory in Wirral.

The Jumbo-Visma rider took the opening stage in Kirkcudbright on Saturday before winning in Newcastle two days later, and on Wednesday he made it a hat-trick when clinching the fifth stage ahead of Great Britain’s Matt Walls and Matteo Trentin.

Video - Groenewegen sprints to third Tour of Britain stage win in five days

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The time bonus from Trentin’s third-place finish sees the Italian regain the green jersey.

The Mtichelton-Scott rider, who won stage two, is three seconds ahead of Mathieu van der Poel, who had taken the green when storming to stage-four victory on Tuesday but finished 14th on day five.

Video - Groenewegen delighted with Tour of Britain stage hat-trick

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Following the first-ever Wirral stage, the Tour heads to Pershore for a 14.5km individual time trial.

The Tour then finishes with a 188.7km leg from Warwick-Burton Dassett on Friday and a 166km final stage from Altrincham to Manchester on Saturday.

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