Drawn early in the 15-strong jump-off for the sixth leg of the tour, the northern rider laid down the gauntlet by delivering the first double clear round of the day. Taking every short option on the course to pile the pressure on the remaining combinations, Hogg was rewarded for his efforts with a time of 35.09 seconds to win the bulk of the €2,500 prize fund sponsored by Portmore EC.

Speaking after his victory, Hogg said: “Interpreter is in really good form and although he’s always been competitive, I’ve just found him to be so much stronger this year.”