07 Sep 2021
Llandeilo → National Botanic Garden of Wales
American Robin Carpenter held off the peloton to win stage two of the 2021 Tour of Britain. He finished 33 seconds ahead of the peloton which means he now claims the leader's jersey from Wout van Aert . After being part of a five man breakaway, Rally Cycling rider Carpenter managed to distance the Skoda King of the Mountains Jersey holder Jacob Scott on the climb out of Moretonhampstead. Two British riders rounded up the podium with Ethan Hayter sprinting for second place ahead of Alex Peters who finished third on the day.
After a hard opening two days, stage three will be a much shorter day in the saddle for all riders. Today all the teams will race against the clock in a Team Time Trial. The teams will tackle a 18.2 kilometre route in Carmarthenshire. The stage starts in the Welsh town of Llandeilo and finishes in the National Botanical Garden of Wales.
Can the British UCI Continental team Ribble Weldite with the expertise of aero guru Dan Bingham challenge for today's stage win? It will be interesting to see how the home team fare against World Tour opposition.
Cycling Fact of the Day:
The team time trial has only featured once in the Tour of Britain History, today will be the second time.