4 Sep 2018

Bevin up to third on Tour of Britain

8:28 am on 4 September 2018

The New Zealand cyclist Patrick Bevin has finished third on stage two of the Tour of Britain and is now third overall.

Australian Cameron Meyer won the stage and he's now up to second behind Alessandro Tonelli of Italy with BMC rider Bevin 8 seconds off the pace.

""The stage was a typically hard. We spent all day going up and down and that really drains the legs. The parcours had three tough climbs grouped together and the race really split on the last KOM (King of the Mountain stage) which was when I went in a group of seven that was chasing the remnants of the breakaway," said Bevin.

Patrick Bevin.

Patrick Bevin. Photo: BMC

"It's always a bit of a shame to win the sprint from the group but miss catching the front of the race but the two guys off the front absolutely deserved it. It was good to grab the time bonus and move into a good GC placing which hopefully we can keep until the TTT (Team Time Trial) and see how things play out from there."