Updated: 16/09/2012 13:33 | By pa.press.net

Stage victory for Urtasun

Pablo Urtasun produced a sprint finish to win stage seven of the Tour of Britain

Pablo Urtasun produced a sprint finish to win stage seven of the Tour of Britain

Pablo Urtasun won stage seven of the Tour of Britain on Saturday.

The Basque rider pipped Marc de Maar - winner of stage five on Thursday - in a sprint finish in Dartmouth, with Urtasun's Euskaltel-Euskadi team-mate Samuel Sanchez finishing fourth behind Ivan Basso.

Devonshire local Jonathan Tiernan-Locke extended his overall lead to 18 seconds going into the final stage as he led a chase group home in eighth place.

Leigh Howard began the day as Tiernan-Locke's closest challenger and took three seconds out of him in the first intermediate sprint, but by the finish it was Nathan Haas who had moved into second place overall. Howard had dropped down to fourth behind Damiano Caruso.

The teams now head to Reigate for Sunday's final stage to the finish in Guildford.

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