Tour of Britain (st. 7)
Enrique Sanz takes 12th at cobbled sprint in Guildford as Movistar Team undergoes no troubles in day seven – Madrazo still wearing the KOM and Sprints jerseys, Quintana also staying in 10th overall
Calm, with no major incidents during the 155km of stage seven, went the Tour of Britain through Surrey, from Epsom to Guildford, where national champion Mark Cavendish (OPQ) claimed the victory in the traditional, cobbled, uphill sprint in High Street. Enrique Sanz, the best performer from Movistar Team in the day, came across the line in 12th place after a short final kick from Alex Dowsett.
It was an easy day for Nairo Quintana, who stays in 10th overall after his efforts in the last days, as well as Ángel Madrazo, who took a well-deserved rest out of the day’s break after four attempts that brought him a secure lead in the KOM jersey -he will only have to finish the race tomorrow- as well as the lead in the Sprints, to be contested against Williams (IGS) tomorrow with a five-point margin -15 on the road, with three intermediate rushes on laps 2, 6 and 8 in London’s final circuit-.
88km on the shore of the Thames and across the finish in Whitehall will close a race comfortably led in the overall classification by Bradley Wiggins (SKY).
Picture (c): Tour of Britain 2013 – Larry Hickmott