Tour of Britain: Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen wins stage one

Dylan Groenewegen
Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen enjoyed his third stage win at the Tour of Britain after previous successes in 2016 and 2017

Dylan Groenwegen won a thrilling sprint finish to take victory on the opening stage of the Tour of Britain.

The Dutchman, 26, enjoyed his third stage win at the event as he beat Italians Davide Cimolai and Matteo Trentin to the line.

Groenewegen takes the race's green jersey as the early leader.

The 201km stage from Glasgow to Kirkcudbright is the longest of the week-long event, which ends in Manchester on 14 September.

Stage two on Sunday is a 165km ride through the Scottish borders, starting and finishing in Kelso.

Stage one result:

1. Dylan Groenewegen (Ned/Team Jumbo-Visma) 4hrs 39mins 49secs

2. Davide Cimolai (Ita/Israel Cycling Academy) Same time

3. Matteo Trentin (Ita/Mitchelton-Scott)

4. Mathieu van der Poel (Ned/Corendon Circus)

5. Ben Swift (GB/Team INEOS)

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