Henao goes close in Deutschland finale

26 Aug 2018

Henao goes close in Deutschland finale

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Sebastian Henao launched a gutsy late attack in the final kilometre as he cemented a solid general classification finish at Deutschland Tour.

The young Colombian rode into Stuttgart as part of a reduced peloton following the final day of action, and after launching a sprint from distance he eventually crossed the line 16th. That saw Henao jump up to 13thoverall after four days.
 
Earlier Vasil Kiryienka had enlivened the day with his part in a two-man breakaway effort. Fresh off the back of a sixth-place finish on stage three, the Belarusian combined well with Remi Cavagna (Quick-Step Floors) but headed back to the bunch with 30 kilometres to go as the peloton loomed large.
 
Luke Rowe hit the front with 8km to go, stringing out the bunch with help from Michal Golas ahead of the final climb.
 
At the finish it was Nils Politt (Katusha-Alpecin) who prevailed in the sprint, while Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Merida) held on to make sure of overall victory.
Vasil Kiryienka and Remi Cavagna went on the offensive early on

Vasil Kiryienka and Remi Cavagna went on the offensive early on

Team Sky were also in action at a soaking wet edition of the Bretagne Classic. A tough day out saw a 14-rider group break clear off the front, with three of those riders eventually fighting it out for the victory in Plouay. Oliver Naesen (Ag2r-La Mondiale) held off Michael Valgren (Astana) and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) in the three-up sprint.
 
Leonardo Basso led Team Sky home in the chasing pack, crossing the line 29th as part of the peloton.

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