TOUR OF BRITAIN: Victory for Viviani again in Stage Three

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Team Sky’s Elia Viviani was a stage winner for the second time in three days at this year’s Aviva Tour of Britain today, as Northumberland prepares for its moment in the spotlight tomorrow.

The Italian, who won Sunday’s first stage in Wrexham, again crossed the line in pole position as the third stage took the riders from Cockermouth in Cumbria to Kelso in the Scottish Borders. He was followed by Movistar’s Juan Jose Lobato then Matteo Trentin, of Etixx-Quick Step.

The result means Spaniard Lobato will be wearing yellow – after previous wearer and Stage Two winner Vakoc crashed outside the 3km-to-go mark – as the tour heads south from Edinburgh then across the border into Northumberland before finishing at Blyth tomorrow afternoon.

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