Tour of Britain: Steve Cummings takes lead as Wout Poels wins stage six

Wout Poels

Steve Cummings claimed the overall lead in the Tour of Britain as Wout Poels won the sixth stage at Haytor.

Briton Cummings – riding for Team Dimension Data – leads Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by 49 seconds after finishing Friday’s stage in eighth place.

Overnight leader Julien Vermote faded on the final climb to finish 24th and surrender the leader’s yellow jersey.

Team Sky rider Poels beat BMC’s Rohan Dennis by seven seconds to win the 149.9km stage from Sidmouth.

More to follow.

BBC Sport – Cycling

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