Wout van Aert wins stage one of Tour of Britain 2021

The Belgian wins his ninth race of the season

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Getty)

Wout van Aert timed his uphill sprint to perfection to win stage one of the 2021 Tour of Britain.

The Jumbo-Visma man sat behind world champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) and then attacked his rival with a few hundreds metre to go, holding off the challenge of Nils Eekhoff (Team DSM) in Bodmin.

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