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The 2016 Tour of Britain was a nine-stage men's professional road cycling race. It was the thirteenth running of the modern version of the Tour of Britain and the 76th British tour in total. The race started on 4 September in Glasgow and finished on 11 September in London.[2] The race was part of the 2016 UCI Europe Tour.

2016 Tour of Britain
2016 UCI Europe Tour
Crossing Clifton Suspension Bridge during stage 7
Crossing Clifton Suspension Bridge during stage 7
Race details
Dates4–11 September
Stages8, including one split stage
Distance1,295.6 km (805.0 mi)
Winning time31h 30' 45"[1]
Results
Winner  Steve Cummings (GBR) (Team Dimension Data)
  Second  Rohan Dennis (AUS) (BMC Racing Team)
  Third  Tom Dumoulin (NED) (Team Giant–Alpecin)

Points  Dylan Groenewegen (NED) (LottoNL–Jumbo)
Mountains  Xandro Meurisse (BEL) (Wanty–Groupe Gobert)
Sprints  Jasper Bovenhuis (NED) (An Post–Chain Reaction)
  Team Team Sky
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Team Dimension Data rider Steve Cummings became the first British rider to win the Tour overall since Bradley Wiggins in 2013,[3] as well as improving upon two previous runner-up finishes to win the race for the first time. Cummings finished second on the second stage in Cumbria,[4] and assumed the race lead from Belgium's Julien Vermote (Etixx–Quick-Step) at the summit finish at Haytor,[5] and maintained the yellow jersey over the final two days. Cummings eventually won the race by 26 seconds ahead of Australian rider Rohan Dennis of the BMC Racing Team – who won the circuit race in Bristol on the penultimate day[6] – while the podium was completed by Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands, riding for Team Giant–Alpecin, 12 seconds behinds Dennis and 38 seconds in arrears of Cummings.[7]

In the race's other classifications, another Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL–Jumbo) won the blue jersey for the points classification on the final stage, taking the lead from Dennis with a second-place finish to Caleb Ewan in London.[8] Groenewegen also won a stage during the race, the longest stage of the Tour, into Builth Wells.[9] Dutchman Jasper Bovenhuis won the green jersey for the sprints classification for An Post–Chain Reaction,[3] having featured in breakaways on the first and last stages of the race. Xandro Meurisse from Belgium, riding for the Wanty–Groupe Gobert team as a stagiaire, won the black jersey for the mountains classification, as well as finishing seventh overall in the general classification.[3] With two riders in the top ten overall – Nicolas Roche sixth and Ben Swift eighth – Team Sky won the teams classification,[10] while Germany's André Greipel (Lotto–Soudal), who won the opening stage into Castle Douglas, was named as the Tour's most combative rider.

For the first time since 2006, no rider won more than one stage. As well as the victories recorded by Greipel, Vermote, Groenewegen, Dennis and Ewan; Team Sky pair Ian Stannard and Wout Poels, Cannondale–Drapac's Jack Bauer and Etixx–Quick-Step rider Tony Martin took stage wins.

TeamsEdit

ScheduleEdit

The route for the race was announced in February 2016.[11]

Stage characteristics and winners
Stage Date Course Distance Type Winner Ref
1 4 September Glasgow to Castle Douglas 161.6 km (100 mi)   Hilly stage   André Greipel (GER) [12]
2 5 September Carlisle to Kendal 188.2 km (117 mi)   Hilly stage   Julien Vermote (BEL) [13]
3 6 September Congleton to Tatton Park 179.4 km (111 mi)   Hilly stage   Ian Stannard (GBR) [14]
4 7 September Denbigh to Builth Wells 218 km (135 mi)   Hilly stage   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) [15]
5 8 September Aberdare to Bath 194.5 km (121 mi)   Hilly stage   Jack Bauer (NZL) [16]
6 9 September Sidmouth to Haytor 149.9 km (93 mi)   Hilly stage   Wout Poels (NED) [17]
7a 10 September Bristol 14.2 km (9 mi)   Individual time trial   Tony Martin (GER) [18]
7b Bristol 90.6 km (56 mi)   Flat stage   Rohan Dennis (AUS) [19]
8 11 September London 99.2 km (62 mi)   Flat stage   Caleb Ewan (AUS) [3]
Total 1,295.6 km (805 mi)

StagesEdit

Stage 1Edit

4 September 2016 — Glasgow to Castle Douglas, 161.6 km (100 mi)[20]
Stage 1 result[20]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal 3h 52' 40"
2   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–BikeExchange + 0"
3   Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 0"
4   Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Etixx–Quick-Step + 0"
5   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
6   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
7   Steele Von Hoff (AUS) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
8   Christopher Latham (GBR) WIGGINS + 0"
9   Daniel McLay (GBR) Great Britain + 0"
10   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
General classification after Stage 1[20]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   André Greipel (GER)    Lotto–Soudal 3h 52' 30"
2   Jasper Bovenhuis (NED)   An Post–Chain Reaction + 1"
3   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–BikeExchange + 4"
4   Peter Williams (GBR)   ONE Pro Cycling + 4"
5   Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 6"
6   Jonathan McEvoy (GBR) NFTO + 8"
7   Tom Moses (GBR) JLT–Condor + 9"
8   Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Etixx–Quick-Step + 10"
9   Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 10"
10   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 10"

Stage 2Edit

5 September 2016 — Carlisle to Kendal, 188.2 km (117 mi)[21]
Stage 2 result[21]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julien Vermote (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step 4h 40' 50"
2   Steve Cummings (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 2"
3   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 58"
4   Xandro Meurisse (BEL) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 58"
5   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 58"
6   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 58"
7   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 02"
8   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 1' 02"
9   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 02"
10   Jacopo Mosca (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 06"
General classification after Stage 2[21]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julien Vermote (BEL)    Etixx–Quick-Step 8h 33' 20"
2   Steve Cummings (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 6"
3   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 1' 04"
4   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 08"
5   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 08"
6   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 08"
7   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 12"
8   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 12"
9   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 1' 12"
10   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 16"

Stage 3Edit

6 September 2016 — Congleton to Tatton Park, 179.4 km (111 mi)[22]
Stage 3 result[22]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Ian Stannard (GBR) Team Sky 4h 14' 12"
2   Graham Briggs (GBR) JLT–Condor + 1' 46"
3   Kristian House (GBR) ONE Pro Cycling + 1' 46"
4   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 5' 43"
5   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 5' 43"
6   Ramon Sinkeldam (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 5' 43"
7   Christopher Latham (GBR) WIGGINS + 5' 43"
8   Rick Zabel (GER) BMC Racing Team + 5' 43"
9   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 5' 43"
10   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Orica–BikeExchange + 5' 43"
General classification after Stage 3[22]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julien Vermote (BEL)   Etixx–Quick-Step 12h 53' 15"
2   Steve Cummings (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 6"
3   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 1' 04"
4   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 08"
5   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 08"
6   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 08"
7   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 12"
8   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 12"
9   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 1' 12"
10   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 16"

Stage 4Edit

7 September 2016 — Denbigh to Builth Wells, 218 km (135 mi)[23]
Stage 4 result[23]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo 5h 28' 49"
2   Daniel McLay (GBR) Great Britain + 0"
3   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 0"
4   Carlos Barbero (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 0"
5   Julien Vermote (BEL)   Etixx–Quick-Step + 0"
6   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
7   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Orica–BikeExchange + 0"
8   Nicolas Vereecken (BEL) An Post–Chain Reaction + 0"
9   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 0"
10   Diego Rubio (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 0"
General classification after Stage 4[23]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julien Vermote (BEL)    Etixx–Quick-Step 18h 22' 04"
2   Steve Cummings (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 6"
3   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 03"
4   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 03"
5   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 1' 04"
6   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 08"
7   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 12"
8   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 1' 12"
9   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 12"
10   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 16"

Stage 5Edit

8 September 2016 — Aberdare to Bath, 194.5 km (121 mi)[24]
Stage 5 result[24]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Jack Bauer (NZL) Cannondale–Drapac 4h 45' 25"
2   Amaël Moinard (FRA) BMC Racing Team + 0"
3   Erick Rowsell (GBR) Madison Genesis + 0"
4   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–BikeExchange + 0"
5   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
6   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
7   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
8   Daniel McLay (GBR) Great Britain + 0"
9   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
10   Domingos Gonçalves (POR) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 0"
General classification after Stage 5[24]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Julien Vermote (BEL)   Etixx–Quick-Step 23h 07' 29"
2   Steve Cummings (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 6"
3   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 03"
4   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 03"
5   Dan Martin (IRL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 1' 04"
6   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 08"
7   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 12"
8   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 1' 12"
9   Jacopo Mosca (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 16"
10   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 16"

Stage 6Edit

9 September 2016 — Sidmouth to Haytor, 149.9 km (93 mi)[25]
Stage 6 result[25]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Wout Poels (NED) Team Sky 3h 56' 15"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 7"
3   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 8"
4   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 12"
5   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 17"
6   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 17"
7   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 17"
8   Steve Cummings (GBR) Team Dimension Data + 21"
9   Erick Rowsell (GBR) Madison Genesis + 31"
10   Gorka Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 31"
General classification after Stage 6[25]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Steve Cummings (GBR)   Team Dimension Data 27h 04' 11"
2   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 49"
3   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 51"
4   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 53"
5   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 57"
6   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 58"
7   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 06"
8   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 14"
9   Jacopo Mosca (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 1' 20"
10   Guillaume Martin (FRA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 24"

Stage 7aEdit

10 September 2016 — Bristol, 14.2 km (9 mi), individual time trial (ITT)[26]
Stage 7a result[26]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Tony Martin (GER) Etixx–Quick-Step 18' 06"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 3"
3   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 5"
4   Steve Cummings (GBR)   Team Dimension Data + 16"
5   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 25"
6   Gorka Izagirre (ESP) Movistar Team + 25"
7   Alex Dowsett (GBR) Movistar Team + 35"
8   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 36"
9   Ryan Mullen (IRL) Cannondale–Drapac + 39"
10   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 40"
General classification after Stage 7a[26]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Steve Cummings (GBR)   Team Dimension Data 27h 22' 33"
2   Tom Dumoulin (NED)   Team Giant–Alpecin + 38"
3   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 38"
4   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 02"
5   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 21"
6   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 26"
7   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 48"
8   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 52"
9   Julien Vermote (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 2' 08"
10   Jacopo Mosca (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 32"

Stage 7bEdit

10 September 2016 — Bristol, 90.6 km (56 mi)[27]
Stage 7b result[27]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team 1h 58' 42"
2   Maximiliano Richeze (ARG) Etixx–Quick-Step + 6"
3   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 6"
4   Danny van Poppel (NED) Team Sky + 6"
5   Carlos Barbero (ESP) Caja Rural–Seguros RGA + 6"
6   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 6"
7   Luka Mezgec (SLO) Orica–BikeExchange + 6"
8   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 6"
9   Marco Marcato (ITA) Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 6"
10   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 6"
General classification after Stage 7b[27]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Steve Cummings (GBR)   Team Dimension Data 29h 21' 21"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS)   BMC Racing Team + 26"
3   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 38"
4   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 02"
5   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 21"
6   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 26"
7   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 48"
8   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 52"
9   Julien Vermote (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 2' 12"
10   Jacopo Mosca (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 32"

Stage 8Edit

11 September 2016 — London, 99.2 km (62 mi)[1]
Stage 8 result[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Caleb Ewan (AUS) Orica–BikeExchange 2h 09' 24"
2   Dylan Groenewegen (NED) LottoNL–Jumbo + 0"
3   Jens Debusschere (BEL) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
4   Boy van Poppel (NED) Trek–Segafredo + 0"
5   Elia Viviani (ITA) Team Sky + 0"
6   André Greipel (GER) Lotto–Soudal + 0"
7   Daniel McLay (GBR) Great Britain + 0"
8   Steele Von Hoff (AUS) ONE Pro Cycling + 0"
9   Nicola Ruffoni (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
10   Paolo Simion (ITA) Bardiani–CSF + 0"
Final General classification[1]
Rank Rider Team Time
1   Steve Cummings (GBR)   Team Dimension Data 31h 30' 45"
2   Rohan Dennis (AUS) BMC Racing Team + 26"
3   Tom Dumoulin (NED) Team Giant–Alpecin + 38"
4   Tony Gallopin (FRA) Lotto–Soudal + 1' 02"
5   Dylan van Baarle (NED) Cannondale–Drapac + 1' 21"
6   Nicolas Roche (IRL) Team Sky + 1' 26"
7   Xandro Meurisse (BEL)   Wanty–Groupe Gobert + 1' 48"
8   Ben Swift (GBR) Team Sky + 1' 52"
9   Julien Vermote (BEL) Etixx–Quick-Step + 2' 12"
10   Jacopo Mosca (ITA) Trek–Segafredo + 2' 32"

Classification leadershipEdit

Final standingsEdit

Legend
  Denotes the leader of the general classification[28]   Denotes the leader of the points classification[28]
  Denotes the leader of the mountains classification[28]   Denotes the leader of the sprints classification[28]