Tour of Britain 2008, stage 1

Tour of Britain 2008 – Stage 1, originally uploaded by leguape.

I’m waiting for the highlights to come on so I can find out how the finish panned out. Steff and I were walking down and about 500 metres away on the last lap so missed the sprint.

Took a few pictures of the day which you can find on Flickr by clicking on the picture above. That’s “Big” Magnus Backstedt of Garmin-Chipotle taking a drink on the left of shot.

Further back you can see an AIS rider tackling the ever-present commuter hazard, the great London pothole. This one is caused by a manhole cover having subsided and is the sort of thing that, as can be seen in the bottom of the shot, litters the cycle paths of London.

Great day out though, despite the not terribly good weather and nice to see bike racing in the heart of the city.

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