Great Britain academy rider Simon Yates sprinted to a superb triumph on stage six of the Tour associated with Britain as Sir Bradley Wiggins maintained his lead.

Yates, twenty one, left the pack trailing in order to win the 138km stage through Sidmouth to Haytor – the first summit finish in the history of the particular race.

“I’m ecstatic, ” he said. “It’s one of my best victories. With the company there, weight loss get much better. “

Wiggins completed seventh and leads by thirty-two seconds with two stages staying.

After a breakaway group was captured by the peloton, Wiggins took cost at the front in the closing stages as he and Team Sky team-mate Brian Lopez warded off threats from the likes of 2013 Tour de France runner-up Nairo Quintana plus Dan Martin.

Yates then made his move, leaving behind Lopez plus IAM’s Martin Elmiger to secure a victory that moved him up to third in the general classification.

“I just hoped for a good position as I hit the climb and people just started to fall away, ” additional Yates, the points race entire world champion.

“Dan Martin and Quintana started to attack and slowly this started to whittle down. I know I possess quite a fast kick but We still didn’t believe it until I looked behind a few metres before the line. “

Saturday might find the penultimate stage cover 155km from Epsom to Guildford, before the race concludes in central Greater london on Sunday.

Stage six result:

1 . Simon Yates (GBR) 3h23’43”

2 . Martin Elmiger (IAM) at 2 seconds

3. David Lopez Garcia (SKY) at same time

4. Sergio Pardilla Bellon (MTN) with five seconds

5. Sebastien Reichenbach (IAM) at same time

General Classification:

1 . Sir Bradley Wiggins (SKY) 24hrs 10mins 55secs

2 . Martin Elmiger (IAM) at 32 mere seconds

3. Simon Yates (GBR) with 1min 6secs

4. David Lopez Garcia (SKY) at 1min 8secs

5. Sergio Pardilla Bellon (MTN) at 1min 16secs