Agonising Tour de France loss spurred Jack Bauer to Tour of Britain stage victory

The New Zealander says he learnt a lot from being caught on the line on stage 15 of the 2014 Tour de France, and took victory from the breakaway in Thursday's Tour of Britain stage

Jack Bauer wins Tour of Britain 2016 stage five

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Jack Bauer credited his victory in the Tour of Britain to his agonising defeat in the Tour de France two years ago, in which he was caught on the line with metres to go after spending the day in the breakaway.

Here on stage five of the British Tour at the finish in the sunshine in Bath, the roles were reversed as Bauer survived the day’s breakaway and held off a rampaging peloton by just 10 metres to take the victory.

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