Elia Viviani wins Tour of Britain stage three as Petr Vakoc crashes out of overall lead

Italian takes second stage win of the week-long stage race as overall leader Vakoc crashes towards the finish to lose his hold on the yellow jersey

Elia Viviani

Team Sky sprinter Elia Viviani took his second stage win of the 2015 Tour of Britain on stage three, as overall leader Petr Vakoc (Etixx - Quick-Step) crashed with 3.2km to go to lose the overall lead.

Viviani took the sprint win into Kelso despite not having any teammates leading him out in the final kilometre or so. The Italian sat on the wheel of the Lotto-Soudal train, who were working for Jens Debusschere rather than André Greipel, before following the wheel of Sondre Holst Enger (IAM Cycling) who launched his sprint first to the line.

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