21 Sep 2013

Yates wins Tour of Britain mountain stage

10:07 am on 21 September 2013

British rider Simon Yates has won stage six of the Tour of Britain and climbed into third place overall.

Yates burst clear at the end of 137 kilometre mountain leg crossing the Dartmoor finish line in front of David Lopez with Martin Elmiger in third.

Race leader Sir Bradley Wiggins was just seven seconds behind Yates as he maintained his place at the top of the overall standings.

New Zealander Jack Bauer slipped from fourth to sixth 1 minute 19 behind Sir Bradley.