André Greipel wins stage one of the Tour of Britain

The German sprinter benefited from a slick lead-out and proved the strongest sprinter

Andre Greipel wins stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Watson)

André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) took the sprint win on stage one of the 2016 Tour of Britain to take the first leader's jersey. Caleb Ewan (Orica-BikeExchange) followed over in second after he was unable to come round the German in the closing 100 metres.

The win puts Greipel in the first leader's jersey of the race and bodes well for his preparations for the World Championships.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.