The British weather gods were again not favorable to the peloton in the Tour of Britain today. The riders got rain on their helmets for the entire third stage.
Four men had mounted anti-slip tires on their rims and soon slid away from the pack.
The rain dance by Mathijs Paasschens, Benjamin Perry, Alexandar Richardson and our compatriot Kamiel Bonneu from Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise was perfectly choreographed.
The peloton couldn’t keep the quartet on a leash in British dog weather. For example, Bonneu and co threw a spanner in the works for the sprinter teams.
It was also our compatriot himself who started the final sprint to stay ahead of the onrushing peloton. Successfully. The Belgian showed himself very strong in the last straight line and stunned his fellow escapees with a powerful acceleration.
Kamiel Bonneu thus writes – a month after his triumph in the Czech Republic – a second professional victory to his name.
Jordi Meeus, another fast Belgian, won the peloton sprint ahead of Jake Stewart. Corbin Strong remains leader after his first day victory.