Stage win­ner: Ed­vald Boas­son Ha­gen (Nor) Di­men­sion Data

Worces­ter > Cardiff, 180km

Cycling Weekly - - Feature -

STAGE 8

In keep­ing with the theme of the week the rid­ers were once again drenched by the rain which poured down from the start. They most likely weren’t too cold though as the fi­nal day kicked off at a blis­ter­ing pace. Boas­son Ha­gen made his in­ten­tions to try and snatch the over­all vic­tory clear by twice tak­ing the max­i­mum bonus sec­onds at the day’s in­ter­me­di­ate sprints and nar­row his gap to Lars Boom.

Come 3km to go he took off to try and eke out a gap of eight sec­onds and a stage win that would have jumped him into the over­all lead. It looked like he might pull it off un­til a con­certed chase from Quick Step Floors in pur­suit of the stage win pulled the bunch up to his wheel in the clos­ing me­tres. The Nor­we­gian did still claim the stage as con­so­la­tion, how­ever. Race leader: Lars Boom (Ned) Lot­tonl-jumbo

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