Movistar rider loses race lead the day after his breakaway exploits into Hemel Hempstead.
Julien Vermote takes the victory for Omega Pharma-Quick Step, Dylan Van Baarle now leads.
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.
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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.
Manxman has swollen hip and thigh, but did not require hospital attention last night.
Manxman fell heavily after hitting Rapha Condor-JLT team car attempting to rejoin peloton after comfort break.
CW chats to the pros ahead of the eight-day national tour.
The Sky rider is aiming to become the first person to defend the title in the modern incarnation of the race.
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"We believe that I have a fair chance," the German says of his chances.
CW looks at five riders on British teams who could figure prominently during this year's race.