Matteo Trentin snatches victory from Alex Dowsett on stage two of the Tour of Britain

Dowsett had hit out late and kept the peloton at bay until the final 100m

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Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) won the second stage of the Tour of Britain 2019, snatching victory from Alex Dowsett (Katusha-Alpecin) who attacked in the closing kilometres and looked to be holding off the peloton until the final 100m.

Jasper De Buyst (Lotto-Soudal) finished second despite the best efforts of Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma), throwing his bike on the line but finishing third.

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