A steady and controlled day in the saddle saw another sprint finale at the Tour of Britain, where Team dsm-firmenich worked well as a unit to set up Casper van Uden, who sprinted to fifth place in Harlow.
Despite a flurry of attacks at the start, a break of three was able to establish itself fairly comfortably. Yet, at 90 kilometres still to go the race was all together and an exciting five kilometres saw more moves, with Patrick Bevin marking any dangerous groups for the team. Ultimately a new five rider break went clear, with the peloton slowly picking them off and reeling them back in to set up a sprint finish. Moving forward as a group, the team brought Van Uden into position after they fought hard for space. Opening up his effort early, Van Uden got blocked a little and hat to sit in the saddle before restarting his effort, fighting to the line to take fifth.