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With all of the early escapees back in the fold, it was time for the GC contenders to make their move. Each of the hopefuls put a teammate on the front to ramp up the pace as they started up to the summit of Haytor, Dartmoor. So Loic Vliegen (BMC) road for Rohan Dennis, Marco Mocato (Wanty Group Gobert), for Xandro Meurisse, and finally Jack Bauer (Cannondale-Drapac) for Dylan Van Baarle. With just five kilometers left to race, all of them uphill, it was now the time to take over the lead of the Tour of Britain. For Meurisse, it was time to make sure the King of the Mountians Jersey would be his on the final day. The rest of the Tour are either a time trial or circuit races, with a win today, his lead would be unbeatable.