The French Bryan Coquard and Donovan Grondin will have on Wednesday with the success of their leadership position defended in the six-day trip to London.

The duo has, after the second day of 171 points. That’s three more than the Italians Elia Viviani, and Simone Consonni. Four other students will follow in the same round. Among them Mark Cavendish and his gelegenheidsploegmaat Owain Doull, and in the Netherlands, titelverdedigers Yoeri Havik and Wim Stroetinga.

The r-rated-couples are welcome.

The six-day trip to London this year for the 26th time, will be organised. Kenny De Ketele and Moreno De Pauw won the editions in 2015 and 2016.