(Reuters) – German veteran Andre Greipel claimed his second victory in four days at the Tour of Britain as he outsprinted his rivals in stage four to Royal Leamington Spa on Wednesday.
The Lotto Soudal rider was set up perfectly by his team in the closing stages of the 183-km ride from Nuneaton and he finished in style down the long closing straight.
“I knew it was going to be a long sprint but I planned to go from the corner full gas and it worked out perfectly,” the 36-year-old said of his victory.
New Zealander Patrick Bevin (BMC) contested the sprint but was no match for Greipel who has now won a total of seven stages on the Tour of Britain.
Bevin retained his lead in the general classification, four seconds ahead of Australia’s Cameron Meyer who also finished safely in the peloton.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)