Te Awamutu cyclist in winner’s jersey
Te Awamutu Sports cyclist Patrick Bevin is wearing a leader’s jersey at a major stage race for the second time this year.
The 27-year-old shot into the lead at the Tour of Britain after a second place finish on stage three yesterday, being narrowly edged out by Julian Alaphilippe in a sprint to the line.
Bevin was boxed in on the barriers and once he found room to sprint, his rapid finish was just too late.
It came with a more than handy consolation prize, however, the green leader’s jersey. He looms as one of the hot favourites to take the overall win. It would be a remarkable accomplishment, there are 11 World Tour teams participating and the field is littered with classy riders.
Bevin continues a strong year, which has seen him twice finish second in individual time trials, win two team time trials — including one at the Tour de France — and now take back-to-back third and second place finishes in Britain.
Te Awamutu Sports cyclist Patrick Bevin wearing the green jersey on top of the podium after stage three of the Tour of Britain.