Tour of Britain 5: Frapporti wins alone in Glastonbury

Italian beats Wiggins and Haedo with late attack

Marco Frapporti (Colnago-CSF) won stage five of the Tour of Britain to Glastonbury with a late solo attack after being part of the eight-rider breakaway that dominated the stage.

The Italian went with Daniel Martin (Garmin-Transitions) when the Irishman made a late attack and then jumped away alone in the final five kilometres.

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) was in the break and went after Frapporti but was unable to catch him before the line and finished second. Lucas Haedo (Saxo Bank) was third. Heinrich Haussler (Cervelo TestTeam) was also in the break but retired mid-stage.

Michael Albasini (HTC-Columbia) finished in the main peloton but was kept the race leader’s yellow and white jersey.

The riders now transfer to the southeast of England for Thursday’s 190km sixth stage from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth.

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