Sunday 22 September 2013

Tour of Britain, Final Stage, Central London

The final stage of the Tour of Britain saw Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Nairo Quintana and other big names race ten times around a 8.8 km circuit of central London.   Sky ensured that a break, including general classification contender Jack Bauer, couldn't get far enough ahead to challenge Wiggins' iron grip on the gold jersey. Led out superbly by Alessandro Petacchi, Cavendish won a bunch sprint.

Mark Cavendish - the Manx Missile - eyeing the stage win
Bradley Wiggins cruising to victory in the general classification
Nairo Quintana - second in the Tour de France
The teams parked their coaches on Westminster Bridge, where the crowds could get close to cycling aristocracy.

Wiggo passes the Houses of Parliament