Matthias Brandle Takes Another Stage At Tour of Britain Stage 6

LONDON, Sept 12, 2014 (AFP) - Austria's Matthias Brandle clinched his second consecutive stage victory in the Tour of Britain on Friday, but Movistar's Alex Dowsett is the new overall leader. Dowsett had started stage six one minute and 25 seconds behind Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Michal Kwiatkowski in the overall standings, yet he ended the day's racing in possession of the yellow … [Read more...]

Austrian Brandle Takes Tour of Britain’s Fifth Stage

LONDON, Sept 11, 2014 (AFP) - Austria's Matthias Brandle won stage five of the Tour of Britain on Thursday, but overall leader Michal Kwiatkowski maintained his grip on the yellow jersey. Brandle of IAM Cycling held his nerve to emerge victorious from a four-man breakaway alongside MTN-Qhubeka's Andreas Stauff, Belkin's Maarten Wynants and Shane Archbold of An Post-Chainreaction. … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Concedes Tour of Britain Defence

LONDON, Sept 10, 2014 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins accepted his Tour of Britain title defence was nearly at an end after Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski secured the overall lead with a dramatic stage win on Wednesday. Kwiatkowski won the sprint for the line at the end of the 184.6-kilometre route from Worcester in the English Midlands to Bristol on the south-west coast to take the leader's yellow … [Read more...]

Marcel Kittel Wins Opening Stage At 2014 Tour of Britain

Marcel Kittel claimed his fourth win in five races in the UK this year when he took flight under the Liver Birds down the Strand in Liverpool for victory in the opening stage of the Friends Life Tour of Britain. The German outsprinted Nicola Ruffoni and Mark Cavendish in Liverpool, to win the stage and take the race lead and the first Friends Life Yellow Jersey of 2014. The powerful Giant … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Has Plans To Race In August

OPQS has officially announced Mark Cavendish’s schedule for the next several weeks. Cavendish will ride in the Tour du Poitou Charentes (26th-29th August) followed by the Tour of Britain (7th-14th September). “Mark has proven that he’s worked very hard since his crash at the Tour de France,” explains Rolf Aldag. “Just six weeks after his injury, he took part in the Tour de l’Ain and … [Read more...]

Tour of Britain 2014 Route Unveiled In London

Liverpool, Bristol, Bath, Brighton and London to all host stages of Tour Monmouthshire's The Tumble to host mid-Tour summit finish on Stage Three Final day individual time trial on iconic central London circuit with Whitehall finish Nine UCI Pro Tour teams, headed by Team Sky, confirmed for 2014 Tour Expanded coverage, three-hours of live television coverage & highlights daily The route … [Read more...]

Tour of Britain Chiefs Fume Over Status Snub

LONDON, Sept 28, 2013 (AFP) - Tour of Britain organizers on Saturday slammed the decision not to upgrade their event's status. The latest edition of the British Tour, won last Sunday by Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins, was widely regarded as a huge success, with more than one million spectators flocking to watch the eight days of racing. It was hoped the third tier (2.1 … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Takes Tour of Britain Title

LONDON, Sept 22, 2013 (AFP) - Bradley Wiggins won his home Tour of Britain on Sunday as compatriot Mark Cavendish took his third stage victory of this year's race. Omega Pharma Quickstep sprint specialist Cavendish surged away from An Post Chain Reaction's Sam Bennett of Italy and Italian rider Elia Viviani of Cannondale to take victory in the closing stages of a race that culminated … [Read more...]

Mark Cavendish Edges Elia Viviani for Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain

Mark Cavendish beat Italy's Elia Viviani who won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain on Saturday. The British national champion just did enough to hold off the fast-finishing Viviani in Guildford, south of London, in a 155km stage that started Saturday at Epsom racecourse. Britain's Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Olympic and Tour de France champion, finished in the pack to … [Read more...]

Simon Yates Wins the Tour of Britains First Mountain Stage, Wiggo Holds Overall

Up-and-coming British rider Simon Yates won the Tour of Britain's first 'mountain' stage as he crossed the line in front on Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor, southwest England, on Friday. Yates burst clear in the closing stages of a 137-kilometre sixth stage to win from Sky Pro Cycling's David Lopez with Martin Elmiger of IAM finishing third. But race leader Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 … [Read more...]