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Australia's Caleb Ewan has won the final stage of the Tour of Britain as Steve Cummings claimed overall victory after safely negotiating the eighth stage.
Cycling Central

Tour of Britain
12 Sep 2016 - 8:00 AM 

Cummings, who seized control on the second stage, finished 26 seconds ahead of Australia's Rohan Dennis (BMC) and a further 12 ahead of Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) in the overall standings.

Riding for the African-based Dimension Data, Cumnmings was well protected by his team-mates, including Mark Cavendish, on the 100km dash to London.

"There was a lot of pressure on me with the team having worked so hard and doing such a good job all week," Cummings said.

"Also, with Mark Cavendish sacrificing his chances at the Tour of Britain for me, anything other than a win would have been a failure. I am glad we managed to pull it off."

“I am super happy,” Ewan said. “Its great to finally get the win after coming close a couple of times earlier in the race, it all worked out perfectly today.

“It was a short but really fast stage that definitely suited me. The guys did a great job of keeping me in position and thankfully I was able to finish it off.”