Team Jumbo-Visma (UK) - Press Release: Wout van Aert has won the first stage of the Tour of Britain. On a difficult finish, the Belgian champion sprinted to his ninth victory on the road this year. The rider of Team Jumbo-Visma successfully launched his final sprint in line towards the World Championships and Roubaix.
Five riders formed the first front group of the 17th edition of the British Tour. With Gijs Leemreize in particular, Team Jumbo-Visma controlled and caught the leading group at twenty kilometres from the finish. The last few kilometres were uphill. World champion Alaphilippe had nefarious plans, but Van Aert immediately jumped on his wheel and sprinted to victory in the last hundred metres.