Tour of Britain, Devon leg

13:36 18 September 2012

Tour of Britain race leader Jonathan Tiernan Locke who is from Devon

Tour of Britain race leader Jonathan Tiernan Locke who is from Devon

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Riders talk about the Barnstaple to Dartmouth leg of the Tour of Britain

Stage Seven - Barnstaple to Dartmouth

Pablo Urtasun, Euskaltel – Euskadi, Stage Seven winner

“We spoke about halfway through the race that Sanchez would do everything possible to get a victory for him. So in the last 10km he did all the work possible and finally it paid off with a victory.”

“As a guy like me who is not really a super climber or super sprinter, the only way I can try and win a race is to get into the breaks. I’ve been trying to do that a lot this year and have been in a lot of good positions and haven’t quite won. So today, finally getting towards the end of the season it all paid off. I am happy, it was a hard day.”

Samuel Sanchez, Euskaltel - Euskadi, Rouleur Combativity Winner

“Today the stage was very, very hard and I am training for the Worlds so my job in this stage is for my team mate. He won the stage and I am very, very happy for him.

“He is my friend, in another race he has worked for me and today I worked for him.

“The Tour is incredible. More people, beautiful mountains. I live in the north of Spain and it is very similar to England.”

Jonathan Tiernan Locke, Endura Racing, IG Gold Jersey

“It was fantastic today. What we saw over the two main climbs in Dartmoor- the crowds up there. I was trying to look out for people I knew but you couldn’t, it was a wall of sound and people. It was amazing. I had goose-bumps riding up there, and just to be leading. Yeah, I won’t forget that.”

On the final day...

“There is not enough time bonuses on the road, well technically there is, but I think [Nathan] Haas would have to take them all and win the stage which I don’t think will happen so I can’t lose it that way. I’ve just got to not lose time on the sprints so we’ll have to ride for the sprints and there will be other teams interested in that and I am not going to get dropped on the climbs. We showed we were up to it today and I am sure we’ll be up to it tomorrow.”

Results in Brief

Stage Seven, Barnstaple to Dartmouth, 172.9km

1) Pablo Urtasun, SPA, Euskaltel - Euskadi, 4:20:31

2) Marc de Maar, AHO, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, same time

3) Ivan Basso, ITA, Liquigas - Cannondale, same time

4) Samuel Sanchez, SPA, Euskaltel - Euskadi, + 0.02

5) Leopold Koenig, CZE, Team NetApp, + 0.38

6) Nathan Haas, AUS, Garmin - Sharp, + 0.46

7) Bernard Sulzberger, AUS, Team Raleigh - GAC, same time

8) Jonathan Tiernan Locke, GBR, Endura Racing, same time

9) Bartosz Huzarski, POL, Team NetApp, same time

10) Damiano Caruso, ITA, Liquigas - Cannondale, same time

Rouleur Combativity Award: Samuel Sanchez, Euskaltel - Euskadi

IG Gold Jersey, General Classification, after Stage Seven

1) Jonathan Tiernan Locke, GBR, Endura Racing, 29:38:14

2) Nathan Haas, AUS, Garmin - Sharp, + 0.18

3) Damiano Caruso, ITA, Liquigas Cannondale, + 0.23

4) Leigh Howard, AUS, Orica GreenEDGE, + 1.02

5) Christopher Jones, USA, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, + 1.12

6) Bartosz Huzarski, POL, Team NetApp, + 2.01

7) David Lelay, FRA, Saur Sojasun, same time

8) Boy Van Poppel, NED, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, + 2.23

9) Christian Knees, GER, Team Sky, + 2.26

10) Jerome Coppel, FRA, Saur Sojasun, + 4.21

Chain Reaction Cycles Points Classification, after Stage Seven

1) Boy Van Poppel, NED, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, 62pts

2) Leigh Howard, AUS, Orica GreenEDGE, 53pts

3) Nathan Haas, AUS, Garmin - Sharp, 51pts

4) Luke Rowe, GBR, Team Sky, 50pts

5) Mark Cavendish, GBR, Team Sky, 44pts

SKODA King of the Mountains Classification, after Stage Seven

1) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor, 86pts

2) Pablo Urtasun, SPA, Euskaltel - Euskadi, 67pts

3) Bernard Sulzberger, AUS, Team Raleigh - GAC, 49pts

4) Jonathan Tiernan Locke, GBR, Endura Racing, 35pts

5) Peter Williams, GBR, Node4 - Giordana Racing, 32pts

Yodel Sprints Classification, after Stage Seven

1) Peter Williams, GBR, Node4 - Giordana Racing, 30pts

2) Marcin Bialoblocki, POL, Node4 - Giordana Racing, 23pts

3) Matt Cronshaw, GBR, Node4 - Giordana Racing, 13pts

4) Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor, 11pts

5) Leigh Howard, AUS, Orica GreenEDGE, 10pts

Team General Classification, after Stage Seven

1) Saur Sojasun, FRA, 89:02:01

2) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, USA, + 2.45

3) Team NetApp, GER, + 5.59

4) Garmin - Sharp, USA, + 12.27

5) Endura Racing, GBR, + 14.45

Peter Hodges

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