Te Awa­mutu cy­clist in win­ner’s jersey

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

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.

Photo / Get­tyI­mages

Te Awa­mutu Sports cy­clist Pa­trick Bevin wear­ing the green jersey on top of the podium af­ter stage three of the Tour of Bri­tain.

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