Groenewegen beats Swift in Tour of Britain stage four

Dylan Groenewegen

Dylan Groenewegen won the first stage of this year’s Tour de Yorkshire

Dutch national champion Dylan Groenewegen won stage four of the Tour of Britain in a sprint finish at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.

The 23-year-old LottoNL-Jumbo rider held off Great Britain’s Dan McLay to win by half a bike length.

Team Sky’s Ben Swift came third in the 218km stage, the longest of the eight-day race.

Yellow jersey holder Julien Vermote crossed the line in fifth to retain his six-second overall lead.

Stage four result:

1. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned/LottoNL-Jumbo) 5hrs 28mins 49secs

2. Dan McLay (GB/Great Britain) same time

3. Ben Swift (GB/Team Sky)

4. Carlos Barbero (Spa/Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

5. Julien Vermote (Bel/Etixx Quick-Step)

6. Boy van Poppel (Ned/Trek-Segafredo)

7. Luka Mezgec (SVK/Orica-BikeExchange)

8. Nicolas Vereecken (Bel/An Post-Chain Reaction)

9. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Team Giant-Alpecin)

10. Diego Rubio (Spa/Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

General classification after stage four:

1. Julien Vermote (Bel/Etixx Quick-Step) 18hrs 22mins 04secs

2. Stephen Cummings (GB/Dimension Data) +06secs

3. Ben Swift (GB/Team Sky) +1min 03secs

4. Tony Gallopin (Fra/Lotto Soudal) same time

5. Daniel Martin (Ire/Etixx Quick-Step) +1min 04secs

6. Xandro Meurisse (Bel/Wanty-Groupe Gobert) +1min 08secs

7. Dylan van Baarle (Ned/Cannondale Drapac) +1min 12secs

8. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Team Giant-Alpecin) same time

9. Guillaume Martin (Fra/Wanty-Groupe Gobert)

10. Nicholas Roche (Ire/Team Sky) +1min 16secs

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