2015 Tour of Britain

The 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain was an eight-stage men's professional road cycling race. It was the twelfth running of the 2004 incarnation of the Tour of Britain and the 76th British tour in total. The race started on 6 September in Beaumaris and finished on 13 September in London.[1] The race was part of the 2015 UCI Europe Tour.

2015 Tour of Britain
2015 UCI Europe Tour
Edvald Boasson Hagen in the final stage with his MTN-Qhubeka team
Edvald Boasson Hagen in the final stage with his MTN-Qhubeka team
Race details
Dates6–13 September 2015
Stages8
Distance1,451 km (901.6 mi)
Winning time34h 52' 52"
Results
Winner  Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) (MTN–Qhubeka)
  Second  Wout Poels (NED) (Team Sky)
  Third  Owain Doull (GBR) (WIGGINS)

Points  Owain Doull (GBR) (WIGGINS)
Mountains  Peter Williams (GBR) (ONE Pro Cycling)
Sprints  Peter Williams (GBR) (ONE Pro Cycling)
  Team Cannondale–Garmin
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TeamsEdit

The twenty teams invited to participate in the Tour of Britain are:[2]

UCI ProTeams UCI Professional Continental Teams UCI Continental Teams National Teams

StagesEdit

List of stages
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Ref
1 6 September BeaumarisWrexham 177 km (110 mi)   Hilly stage   Elia Viviani (ITA) [3]
2 7 September ClitheroeColne 162 km (101 mi)   Hilly stage   Petr Vakoč (CZE) [4]
3 8 September CockermouthFloors Castle 216 km (134 mi)   Flat stage   Elia Viviani (ITA) [5]
4 9 September EdinburghBlyth 218 km (135 mi)   Flat stage   Fernando Gaviria (COL) [6]
5 10 September Prudhoe – Hartside Fell, Cumbria 171 km (106 mi)   Medium-mountain stage   Wout Poels (NED) [7]
6 11 September Stoke-on-TrentNottingham 189 km (117 mi)   Hilly stage   Matteo Trentin (ITA) [8]
7 12 September FakenhamIpswich 225 km (140 mi)   Flat stage   André Greipel (GER) [9]
8 13 September London 93 km (58 mi)   Flat stage   Elia Viviani (ITA) [10]

Stage 1Edit

6 September 2015 — Beaumaris to Wrexham, 177 kilometres (110 mi)

Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Elia Viviani (ITA) Team Sky 4h 26' 29"
2   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
3   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
4   Owain Doull (GBR) WIGGINS s.t.
5   Juan José Lobato (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
6   Pim Ligthart (NED) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
7   Mark Renshaw (AUS) Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
8   Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN–Qhubeka s.t.
9   Alberto Bettiol (ITA) Cannondale–Garmin s.t.
10   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1   Elia Viviani (ITA)     Team Sky 4h 26' 19"
2   Mark Cavendish (GBR) Etixx–Quick-Step + 4"
3   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 6"
4   Owain Doull (GBR) WIGGINS + 10"
5   Juan José Lobato (ESP) Movistar Team + 10"
6   Pim Ligthart (NED) Lotto–Soudal + 10"
7   Mark Renshaw (AUS) Etixx–Quick-Step + 10"
8   Tyler Farrar (USA) MTN–Qhubeka + 10"
9   Alberto Bettiol (ITA) Cannondale–Garmin + 10"
10   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor + 10"

Stage 2Edit

7 September 2015 — Clitheroe to Colne, 162 kilometres (101 mi)

Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Petr Vakoč (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step 4h 02' 22"
2   Juan José Lobato (ESP) Movistar Team + 7"
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) MTN–Qhubeka + 9"
4   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 9"
5   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Etixx–Quick-Step + 9"
6   Owain Doull (GBR) WIGGINS + 9"
7   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 9"
8   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 9"
9   Gorka Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 9"
10   Javier Mejías (ESP) Team Novo Nordisk + 9"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1   Petr Vakoč (CZE)   Etixx–Quick-Step 8h 28' 41"
2   Juan José Lobato (ESP)   Movistar Team + 11"
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) MTN–Qhubeka + 15"
4   Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team + 17"
5   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 18"
6   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Garmin + 18"
7   Owain Doull (GBR) WIGGINS + 19"
8   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor + 19"
9   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 19"
10   Serge Pauwels (BEL) MTN–Qhubeka + 25"

Stage 3Edit

8 September 2015 — Cockermouth to Floors Castle, 216 kilometres (134 mi)

Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Elia Viviani (ITA) Team Sky 5h 08' 18"
2   Juan José Lobato (ESP)   Movistar Team s.t.
3   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
4   Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) IAM Cycling s.t.
5   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
6   Owain Doull (GBR) WIGGINS s.t.
7   Alberto Bettiol (ITA) Cannondale–Garmin s.t.
8   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor s.t.
9   Alex Peters (GBR) Great Britain s.t.
10   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky s.t.
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1   Juan José Lobato (ESP)     Movistar Team 13h 37' 04"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) MTN–Qhubeka + 10"
3   Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team + 12"
4   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 13"
5   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Garmin + 13"
6   Owain Doull (GBR) WIGGINS + 14"
7   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor + 14"
8   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 14"
9   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Etixx–Quick-Step + 18"
10   Serge Pauwels (BEL) MTN–Qhubeka + 20"

Stage 4Edit

9 September 2015 — Edinburgh to Blyth, 135 kilometres (84 mi)

Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Fernando Gaviria (COL) Etixx–Quick-Step 5h 13' 08"
2   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
3   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) MTN–Qhubeka s.t.
4   Owain Doull (GBR) WIGGINS s.t.
5   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
6   Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) IAM Cycling s.t.
7   Elia Viviani (ITA) Team Sky s.t.
8   Gerald Ciolek (GER) MTN–Qhubeka s.t.
9   Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team s.t.
10   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor s.t.
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1   Juan José Lobato (ESP)   Movistar Team 18h 50' 12"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) MTN–Qhubeka + 6"
3   Floris Gerts (NED) BMC Racing Team + 12"
4   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 13"
5   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Garmin + 13"
6   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS + 14"
7   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor + 14"
8   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 14"
9   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Etixx–Quick-Step + 18"
10   Serge Pauwels (BEL) MTN–Qhubeka + 20"

Stage 5Edit

10 September 2015 — Prudhoe to Hartside Fell, Cumbria, 171 kilometres (106 mi)

Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 4h 12' 22"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR) MTN–Qhubeka + 2"
3   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 17"
4   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step + 18"
5   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 18"
6   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 18"
7   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 18"
8   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 18"
9   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 18"
10   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 18"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   MTN–Qhubeka 23h 02' 36"
2   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 1"
3   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 30"
4   Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar Team + 33"
5   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS + 37"
6   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 38"
7   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step + 38"
8   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 38"
9   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 38"
10   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 38"

Stage 6Edit

11 September 2015 — Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham, 189 kilometres (117 mi)

Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Etixx–Quick-Step 4h 45' 27"
2   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   MTN–Qhubeka s.t.
3   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS + 4"
4   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step + 4"
5   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 4"
6   Alberto Bettiol (ITA) Cannondale–Garmin + 4"
7   Alex Peters (GBR) Great Britain + 4"
8   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 4"
9   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 4"
10   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 4"
General Classification after Stage 6
Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   MTN–Qhubeka 27h 47' 54"
2   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 13"
3   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 43"
4   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS + 44"
5   Dylan Teuns (BEL) BMC Racing Team + 51"
6   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step + 51"
7   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 51"
8   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 51"
9   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 51"
10   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 51"

Stage 7Edit

12 September 2015 — Fakenham to Ipswich, 227 kilometres (141 mi)

Stage 7 Result
Rider Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal 5h 14' 42"
2   Elia Viviani (ITA) Team Sky s.t.
3   Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) IAM Cycling s.t.
4   Mark Renshaw (AUS) Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
5   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   MTN–Qhubeka s.t.
6   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS s.t.
7   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling s.t.
8   Jonas Vangenechten (BEL) IAM Cycling s.t.
9   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Garmin s.t.
10   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
General Classification after Stage 7
Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   MTN–Qhubeka 33h 02' 36"
2   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 13"
3   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 43"
4   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS + 44"
5   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step + 51"
6   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 51"
7   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 51"
8   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Garmin + 59"
9   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 59"
10   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 1' 02"

Stage 8Edit

13 September 2015 — London, 93 kilometres (58 mi)

Stage 8 Result
Rider Team Time
1   Elia Viviani (ITA) Team Sky 1h 50' 16"
2   Juan José Lobato (ESP) Movistar Team s.t.
3   Matteo Trentin (ITA) Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
4   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   MTN–Qhubeka s.t.
5   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal s.t.
6   Sondre Holst Enger (NOR) IAM Cycling s.t.
7   Mark Renshaw (AUS) Etixx–Quick-Step s.t.
8   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor s.t.
9   Ruben Zepuntke (GER) Cannondale–Garmin s.t.
10   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS s.t.
General Classification after Stage 8
Rider Team Time
1   Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR)   MTN–Qhubeka 34h 52' 52"
2   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky + 13"
3   Owain Doull (GBR)   WIGGINS + 42"
4   Rasmus Guldhammer (DEN) Cult Energy Pro Cycling + 43"
5   Zdeněk Štybar (CZE) Etixx–Quick-Step + 51"
6   Rubén Fernández (ESP) Movistar Team + 51"
7   Steven Kruijswijk (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 51"
8   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Garmin + 53"
9   Chris Anker Sørensen (DEN) Tinkoff–Saxo + 59"
10   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 1' 02"

Classification leadershipEdit

Stage Winner General classification
 
Sprint Classification
 
Mountains Classification
 
Points Classification
 
Team Classification
1 Elia Viviani Elia Viviani Conor Dunne Kristian House Elia Viviani Team Sky
2 Petr Vakoč Petr Vakoč Peter Williams Tom Stewart Juan José Lobato Etixx–Quick-Step
3 Elia Viviani Juan José Lobato
4 Fernando Gaviria Owain Doull
5 Wout Poels Edvald Boasson Hagen Peter Williams Movistar Team
6 Matteo Trentin Cannondale–Garmin
7 André Greipel
8 Elia Viviani
Final Edvald Boasson Hagen Peter Williams Peter Williams Owain Doull Cannondale–Garmin

StandingsEdit

Legend
      Denotes the leader of the General classification       Denotes the leader of the Points classification
      Denotes the leader of the Mountains classification       Denotes the leader of the Sprints classification