Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tour Of Britain - Stage 3 ... Boom ... !

Lars Boom leads Michael Matthews
to a Rabobank one-two
Former World Cyclo Cross Champion Lars Boom took victory on the uphill finish into Stoke-on-Trent city centre to pull on the IG Markets Gold Jersey, with a three second advantage over Mark Cavendish.

The Dutchman led home teammate and Under-23 World Champion Michael Matthews in an impressive one-two, on a day which helped shape the overall complexion of The Tour of Britain, as winds once again contributed to the action.

Behind the Rabobank duo came a quintet of Brits, led by Geraint Thomas and Mark Cavendish, the latter of whom relinquished his grip on the race lead, but kept hold of The Prostate Cancer Charity Points Jersey.