The Yorkshireman finished third in yesterday's stage to Hemel Hempstead after a day-long breakaway.
Movistar rider thanks Omega Pharma-Quick Step for letting potentially race-winning breakaway stay clear.
Alex Dowsett (Movistar) new leader at the Tour of Britain as Matthias Brandle (IAM) takes second stage win in two days
2012 British hill climb champion Jack Pullar has built a special machine which he hopes will help him reclaim the title in 2014
Stage wins rank higher than finishing on the podium for the American team.
Polish rider believes six-man teams make the event difficult to control.
Sky DS Nicolas Portal says defending champion needs to gain title bonuses before Sunday's time trial.
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic winner signs a two-year deal with the Australian team.
Australian Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider wins in Llandudno after frantic finale.
Sky rider injured again less than a month after he returned to action following a fractured vertebra.