De Maar takes solo Stoke win as Tour of Britain takes shape

Mark De Maar wins, Tour of Britain 2012 stage five

Tour of Britain 2012 stage five photo gallery by Andy Jones>>

Marc De Maar (UnitedHealthcare) soloed the final 6km in fine style to grab stage five of the Tour of Britain on a day that shook the race and the general classification to bits. 

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.