Sunday, 13 September 2015

Stage 8, Tour of Britain, central London

Sir Bradley Wiggins follows a team-mate down Pall Mall

The peloton cruises down Whitehall

The riders swing round on to Lower Regent Street

Team Wiggins looking after Owain Doull who finished the Tour on the podium in third, and took the blue points jersey

Edvald Boasson Hagen in the yellow jersey shadowed by his MTN Qhubeka team-mates and the peloton

Involving 14 laps of a 6.2km circuit, the compact and tight route enabled spectators to see the riders fly past many times
A member of team Novo Nordisk, for riders with diabetes,  attempts a breaks away in Trafalgar Square
Edvald Boasson Hagen rode near the front, ensuring the yellow jersey didn't get snatched from his shoulders

Peter Kennaugh, of Team Sky, the UK National Road Race champion

African team MTN-Qhubeka finished 15th in the team competition, but won the yellow jersey

Andre Greipel who appeared to win the stage in a sprint finish, but was then relegated for deviating from his line and blocking Sky's Elia Viviani, who was then named winner of the stage

Current British Time Trial Champion Alex Dowsett of team Movistar, coming down the west side of Trafalgar Square

The attempted breakaways never really managed to shake off the peloton