Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin has had to settle for fourth in cycling's Tour of Britain.

The BMC Racing Team rider has finished 42 seconds behind Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe, finishing 10th on the final stage.

Bevin had the consolation of claiming the points jersey, awarded to the most consistent cyclist across the overall Tour.

Greg Henderson and Julian Dean are the other New Zealanders to have previously won it.

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Meanwhile George Bennett continues to fall down the overall standings at the Vuelta a Espana.

The Kiwi finished 44th on stage 15, to drop a further place to 22nd. Frenchman Thibaut Pinot won the stage, while Brit Simon Yates retained the leader's red jersey.