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...]

Sam Bennett Takes Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain, Wiggins Holds Lead

Irish rider Sam Bennett claimed the fifth stage of the Tour of Britain in the Welsh town of Caerphilly on Thursday, while Bradley Wiggins retained the overall lead. Bennett, from An Post-Chain Reaction, prevailed in a sprint finish ahead of Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) and Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling) following a small breakaway. Wiggins held onto his 37-second advantage as … [Read more...]

Tour of Britain Stage Victory And Race Lead For Sir Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins swept to victory in Knowsley, heading a Sky Pro Cycling 1-2 in The Tour of Britain's individual time trial on Stage Three, moving him into the race's overall lead. Wiggins beat teammate Ian Stannard by 36 seconds, recording a time of 19:54 over the 10-mile course starting and finishing in Knowsley Safari Park, with Garmin Sharp's Jack Bauer third. British National Time … [Read more...]

Gerald Ciolek Takes Tour of Britain’s Second Stage

LONDON, Sept 16, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Gerald Ciolek won the second stage of the Tour of Britain on Monday after pipping Sam Bennett to the finish line to become the new race leader. MTN Qhubeka's Ciolek and Irish rider Bennett (An Post-Chain Reaction) moved past Thomas Lovkvist of IAM Cycling, who was leading with 500 metres to go, before the German edged out Bennett in a sprint … [Read more...]

Elia Viviani Wins Tour of Britain’s First Stage

LONDON, Sept 15, 2013 (AFP) - Italy's Elia Viviani won the first stage of the Tour of Britain on Sunday as Mark Cavendish missed the chance to take the sprint finish. Omega Pharma Quick-Step rider Cavendish had the platform laid for him by his team-mates on the first ride from Peebles to Drumlanrig Castle, but he was boxed in and slipped off team-mate Alessandro Petacchi who went it … [Read more...]