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Wyss 'Most Aggressive' In Britain Finale

13. September 2015, London (GBR) — Road Team

Danilo Wyss was recognized on the final podium in London. ©BMC/Georges Lüchinger

Swiss national road champion Danilo Wyss of the BMC Racing Team earned "most aggressive rider" honors on Sunday's final stage of the Aviva Tour of Britain.

After riding as part of the day's breakaway during the 86.8-kilometer race, Wyss made a last-ditch effort to stay away with an attack on the second-to-last lap. But he was caught as the final 6.2-km circuit began.

"When I saw it was a technical course, I knew it would be easier in the front. That is why I tried so hard to be in the breakaway," Wyss said. "I was surprised I had fresh legs and was feeling really good today."

Elia Viviani (Team Sky) was awarded the stage win after André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) was relegated for not keeping his line in the sprint. Edvald Boasson Hagen (MTN-Qhubeka) won the overall title, 13 seconds ahead of Wouter Poels (Team Sky).

Stefan Küng and Wyss were the only two of the BMC Racing Team's original six riders to finish the race. A crash Saturday knocked out Dylan Teuns – who had been sitting fifth overall – and Floris Gerts. Taylor Phinney did not start Saturday's stage to rest up for the world road championships and Rick Zabel withdrew due to sickness during Stage 1.

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