Mathieu van der Poel on Thursday recaptured the leader's jersey in the Tour of Great Britain. The 24-year-old Dutchman was satisfied with the sixth place in the sixth stage, a time trial of 14.4 kilometers, to take over the first place in the standings from Matteo Trentin.
Van der Poel was nine seconds faster than Trentin in the flat chronor race with start and finish in Pershore, while he started the day with a three-second lag over the Italian.
Edoardo Affini, a teammate from Trentin at Mitchelton-SCOTT, won the time trial by clocking a time of 16 minutes and 39 seconds. Sebastian Langeveld finished second at seven seconds and Dylan van Baarle finished third at the same time as his countryman. Jos van Emden (eighth) was the fourth Dutchman in the top ten.
Van der Poel doubled on Tuesday in the fourth stage by winning the stage and taking over the leader's jersey, but on Wednesday he lost the lead in the rankings by losing bonus seconds to Trentin.
The cyclocross world champion drove his first time trial in England since May last year, when he came second in the prologue of the French stage race Boucles de la Mayenne.
Dylan Groenewegen was the best in the first, third and fifth stage in the lap that lasts until Saturday. A hilly ride is planned for Friday. Van der Poel then defends a lead of six seconds on Trentin and 24 seconds on the number three Pavel Sivakov.
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