Stonehaven – Aberdeen
Colin Joyce sprinted to fourth place on the Aberdeen Esplanade, just narrowly missing a podium packed with sprint royalty.
The 2019 Rutland - Melton Cicle Classic winner brought his Tour of Britain debut to an impressive end, after tasting disappointment on stage 6.
"I'm always shooting for the win, but it's a big positive to see the front of the bike race at the finish. Robin did an amazing job making the break and Zuk was super strong helping me in the leadout."
The sprint came after a Robin Carpenter-led breakaway was caught just five kilometers from the line. Despite suffering through the day, Carpenter found a little extra energy to salute the huge crowds on the Cairn o'Mount KOM.
"The fans were just crazy and I was trying to hype them up. That was the best part of the day."
The other half of the men's program starts Tour du Luxembourg on Tuesday while the Britain riders will travel back to their European bases to prepare for a series of one-days in Belgium and France.