EDVALD Boasson Hagen of Norway won stage three of the Tour of Britain yesterday, taking the line at the head of a bunch sprint into Gretna Green.
THE Tour of Britain yesterday paid a fleeting visit to Scotland with a 95-mile stage from Glasgow to Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire that all but confirmed the Frenchman Geoffrey Lequatre as the overall winner. Today's final stage is a flattish 68.5 miles from Blackpool to Liverpool, which is unlikely to provoke a reshuffle, and means that, barring an accident, Lequatre will become the second successive French winner after his team-mate Romain Feillu last year.
TEAM Columbia's Edvald Boassen Hagen produced a stunning dash for the line for the second successive day to take the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain in Dalby Forest.
NORWAY'S Edvald Boasson Hagen overcame a last-gasp mistake to win the fourth stage of the Tour of Britain in a dramatic finish in Stoke.
WICK'S Evan Oliphant finished the Tour of Britain this weekend as the leading British rider, but admitted the Scottish stage from Dumfries to Glasgow had been "savage".
SCOTLAND cyclist Evan Oliphant insists he faces a huge battle to take the Tour of Britain yellow jersey after a disjointed fourth stage left him more than a minute behind the lead yesterday.
SCOTLAND'S Evan Oliphant insists he is surpassing all expectations on this year's Tour of Britain.
IT was left to Scotland's Evan Oliphant to lift the home crowd yesterday after a storming finish to the second stage of the Tour of Britain.
EDINBURGH cyclist James McCallum insists his Tour of Britain couldn't have gone any worse after his disastrous start continued yesterday.
EDINBURGH'S James McCallum admitted his Tour of Britain couldn't have got off to a worse start after finishing last in the prologue yesterday.
CAPITAL cyclists Evan Oliphant and James McCallum carry Scottish hopes in the Tour of Britain, which gets underway at Crystal Palace in London with a 2.5 kilometre prologue on Sunday.
THE Tour of Britain arrived in London yesterday, bringing with it persisting concerns about the capital's ability to host the Tour de France as well as ill feeling between the British riders and their European counterparts.
THE threat of strike action hung heavy over the peloton as yesterday's Tour of Britain nearly came a cropper to a nasty bout of rider power.
MARK Cavendish, on the verge of a move to the biggest team in cycling, was narrowly beaten to a stage victory in the Tour of Britain in a controversial finish in Birmingham.
JULIAN Winn ensured the Tour of Britain's King of the Mountains title stayed in British hands after securing the polka-dot jersey with two stages to go.
LUCA Paolini won stage three of the Tour of Britain in Sheffield yesterday but only after holding off a brave challenge from Russel Downing in his home town.
ROGER Hammond won a nerve-shreddingly close chase to the finish on Blackpool Promenade to claim victory on stage two of cycling's Tour of Britain on a day when the home riders redeemed themselves.
LOTHIANS cycling star Alex Coutts was today reflecting on a mature performance in yesterday's opening stage of the Tour of Britain that has left him as the sole Scottish challenger for overall honours.