19 hrs ago
Extended Video: Tour leaves a sporting legacy for town
Hemel Hempstead was placed firmly on the map on Friday, as the town hosted Dacorum's biggest ever sporting event. Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch as history unfolded in the area, with the 10th modern Tour of Britain pedalling through Berkhamsted and Potten End on its way to a sixth stage finish alongside Gadebridge Park.
23 hrs ago
This Is Somerset
The Peloton making its way past the Houses of Parliament on the final stage of the 2014 Tour of Britain yesterday PICTURE: ANDREW MATTHEWS/PA Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the race, the stage 8a 8.8-kilometre time-trial, before Marcel Kittel once again triumphed on British soil with a sprint victory over Mark Cavendish on Whitehall. Dylan van Baarle had a 19-second overnight advantage and it proved sufficient to succeed Wiggins as champion, the Dutchman taking the yellow jersey by 10 seconds from Polish runner-up Michal Kwiatkowski .
This Is North Devon
Tour of Britain won't return to Devon next year
DEVON'S cycling fans will be disappointed by the news that the Tour of Britain will not be gracing the county next year. 2015's route is being plotted to the east, meaning Devon will be missed out, though moves are already afoot to create a day or night race to fill the gap.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Contador wins Vuelta as Millar bows out
Alberto Contador won the Vuelta a Espana for a third time yesterday. The 31-year-old Spaniard, who rides for Tinkoff-Saxo, claimed the red jersey he also won in 2008 and 2012 ahead of Chris Froome , with Spain's Alejandro Valverde third.
Sir Bradley Wiggins won the time trial at the Tour of Britain to move into the podium places
Sir Bradley Wiggins won the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain as Holland's Dylan van Baarle clung to his overall lead ahead of the concluding criterium race in Westminster. Van Baarle had a 19-second advantage ahead of the first of two stages on the eighth and final day after soaring into the yellow jersey on Saturday's seventh stage to Brighton.
Sussex shines as the Tour of Britain visits the county
More than 300,000 people took to the side of the road as the world's best cyclists battled it across the South Downs. It was then down through Hailsham to Eastbourne before the peloton tackled Beachy Head to take them into the Seven Sisters Country Park.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Tour of Britain racing popular with fans and families alike
Cycling fans and families cheered on the Tour of Britain cyclists as they made their down the west of Surrey on Saturday morning. After the pro riders set off from Camberley , people had gathered near the single lane bridge in Deepcut Bridge Road to see how they would fare with the narrow section of the route.
Tour of Britain: Schools will be out in force to cheer cycling heroes
The Mead Primary School pupil Emily with her Go Britain Go flag and school mates Isabelle and Katie with Union flags made to welcome the Tour of Britain. Picture by Trevor Porter Hundreds of schoolchildren across Wiltshire will line the streets to welcome the Tour of Britain cyclists through the county tomorrow, with pupils going bike crazy ahead of the arrival of the race.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Interbike: Oakley teases new Jawbreaker sunglasses
The big unveiling of Oakley's new sunglasses, the Jawbreaker, came up just 200 meters short. Mark Cavendish wore the prototype Oakley Jawbreaker on the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France.
Thousands to cheer on Tour of Britain stars in Bucks today
TENS of thousands of fans are expected to line the the streets of Bucks this afternoon as the Tour of Britain whips through the county. Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are both among a star-studded peloton that will cross the border into Bucks at around 2pm.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Could Tour of Britain success see Tour de France come to Worcestershire?
Tour of Britain Stage Four Worcester to Bristol. Pic Jonathan Barry 10.9.14 371469570........Sir Bradley Wiggins signs autographs for fans at the start.
This is Wiltshire
Tour of Britain: Wiltshire set to welcome cycling stars
Youngsters at a Devizes infants school will be getting in the spirit of the Tour of Britain tomorrow when they bling up their bikes and spruce up their scooters. More than 100 of world's top cyclists, including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, will be riding through Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Seend, Devizes, Pewsey, Rushall and Easton Royal.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
South Wales Argus
Crowds gather to cheer cycling stars
Tour of Britain stage 3 Newtown. Pictured lining the route are year 5 pupils from Our Lady St Michaels School in Abergavenny.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Tour of Britain 2014 - Stage 1 Report
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.
Cycling: Contador sits out 'unsuitable' world championships
Tour of Spain overall leader Alberto Contador will sit out this month's world championships because the route does not suit him, the Spaniard said on Tuesday. "The route does not suit me so I prefer to give my spot to another rider," Contador told reporters on the last rest day of the Vuelta, which he leads with a one minute 36 seconds advantage over compatriot Alejandro Valverde.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
South Wales Argus
Tour of Britain major coup for Monmouthshire
Sir Bradley Wiggins in action during day one of the National Time Trial Championships, Monmouthshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.
Hundreds in Flintshire welcome the Tour of Britain
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Mold on Monday to try and catch of glimpse of some of the world's top cyclists as they passed through in the Tour of Britain . Crowds began to gather in the town centre more than two hours before the riders were due, some having cycled themselves for miles to watch the event which is dubbed one of the biggest in the sporting calendar.
Thousands cheer on the world's top cyclists as they make their way into Wales in Tour of Britain
Competitors made their way from Knowsley through to Wrexham, Flintshire and finally Llandudno, in Conwy, for the second stage of the Tour of Britain on Monday. On Tuesday the race moves to Mid Wales when competitors, including last year's champion Sir Bradley Wiggins, make their way from Newton to The Tumble, on the outskirts of Abergavenny.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Mid Devon Star
Wiggins, Cavendish and Kittel confirmed for Friends Life Tour of Britain
SIR Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel are among the top cyclists confirmed to be competing in the Friends Life Tour of Britain, which starts on Sunday . The race, which is Britain's biggest free to watch sporting event, will return to Devon for Stage Five, hosted by Devon County Council and sponsored by South West Highways, on Thursday 11 September.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Brailsford to head GB team
Sir Dave Brailsford will lead the Great Britain team in the Road World Championships later this month, despite relinquishing his performance director role in April to focus solely on his role as Team Sky principal. The 50-year-old remains close to Shane Sutton, the British Cycling technical director, who will not travel to Ponferrada in Spain for the World Championships, which take place from September 21 to 28. Sutton will instead focus on the track, with the British Championships taking place in Manchester from September 24 to 28 ahead of the European Championships in Guadeloupe next month.