FILE PHOTO: Biking – Excursion de France – The 230-km Level 7 from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone – July 12, 2019 – Workforce Jumbo-Visma rider Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands celebrates successful the degree at the podium. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

(Reuters) – Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen claimed his 2nd degree win within the opening 3 days of the Excursion of Britain after retaining off compatriot Mathieu van der Poel on Monday.

The Jumbo-Visma rider triumphed in an uphill dash end in Newcastle on the finish of a 183km degree from Berwick-upon-Tweed, backing up his victory on day one.

After a six-rider get away bunch had been reeled in with 1km of the degree closing, Groenewegen produced a masterclass, bursting transparent and retaining off the surging Van der Poel (Corendon-Circus).

Davide Cimolai (Israel Biking Academy) completing 3rd.

Italian Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) got here 5th at the degree and retained his total race lead, seven seconds forward of Cimolai.

The race was once in brief neutralized at round 120km after part of the peloton had been stuck at a degree crossing.

The peloton and the breakaway had been stopped with the bunch then allowed to meet up with the escapees who had been then allowed to experience on till that they had regained their three-minute hole.

Tuesday’s 171.5km degree guarantees numerous hiking because the race crosses the Pennines and results in the Lake District.

Reporting by way of Martyn Herman; Enhancing by way of Ken Ferris

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