Tour of Britain: Belgium’s Wout van Aert wins second title as Spain’s Carlos Rodriguez wins stage eight

Jumbo-Visma's Wout van Aert
Van Aert joins Edvald Boasson Hagen (2009 and 2015) and Lars Boom (2011 and 2017) as a two-time Tour of Britain champion

Wout van Aert was crowned Tour of Britain champion for a second time as Carlos Rodriguez won this year’s final stage.

Belgium’s Van Aert held a three-second overall lead over a group of 10 riders heading into stage eight.

Spaniard Rodriguez launched a final attack ascent, but had to beat Van Aert by at least 39 seconds to secure the general classification crown.

The Spaniard finished just 11 seconds ahead of the Belgian.

Jumbo-Visma’s Van Aert won by three seconds overall to add to his 2021 title.

Uno-X’s Tobias Halland Johannessen of Norway finished second in the general classification, with Australia’s Q.36.5 rider Damien Howsen coming third.

New Zealand’s James Fouche secured the king of the mountains prize for best climber.

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