Joyce sprints to fourth in elite company to close out Britain – Rally Cycling

Colin Joyce sprinted to fourth place on the Aberdeen Esplanade, just narrowly missing a podium packed with sprint royalty.[1]

The 2019 Rutland – Melton Cicle Classic winner brought his Tour of Britain debut to an impressive end, after tasting disappointment on stage 6.

«It was nice to have Robin up the road. The last five to ten kilometers were chaos. I tried to have a late go at it, but couldn’t quite find my way to the line. But yeah, happy with the result.»[2]

The sprint came after a Robin Carpenter-led breakaway[6] was caught just five zkm from the line. Despite suffering through the day, Carpenter found a little extra energy to salute the huge crowds on the Cairn o’Mount KOM.

«The fans were just crazy and I was trying to hype them up. That was the best part of the day.»

Carpenter has enjoyed a superb Tour of Britain, with a stage win and day in the overall race lead. He said, «You can feel like people want you to be here. Just feel the love.»[4]

Joyce summed up the team’s time in Britain.

«It’s an amazing country, especially Scotland. The dense forests, the rivers, and the amazing crowds.»[3][5][7]

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