Nathan Haas put himself right into the general classification picture on stage 6, going with the right moves and sprinting for third on the stage to jump up the overall to third as well. Director Sportif Geert VanBondt sent this report. It was a windy stage of 190 km with two finish laps of 7km [...]
Head on over to Garmin Connect to see Daniel Lloyd’s Garmin Edge 800 data from the entire Tour of Britain.
Team physiotherapist Toby Watson sent this dispatch from the recent Tour of Britain, despite few hours of sleep! I’m in Ipswich, southeast England, and have finally found time to get finger to keyboard (what is the modern equivalent of “pen to paper”?) to scribble (again – what’s the digital version of scribbling? – such important [...]
Director’s report from Matt White: Well it went down to the wire and CJ did everything that was possible in the closing stage Circuit race in down town London — with the help of Huub, Trent and Tom who shut everything down for the first and third bonus sprints. Cj finished 2nd on both sprints [...]
Team Garmin-Slipstream is proving that winning is contagious, with Chris Sutton notching his first win of the year by taking out the field sprint in the first stage of the Tour of Britain. As such, he is now the race leader as well as the sprint classification leader!
Final Tour of Britain report from DS Matt White Yesterday’s last day at the Tour of Britain was an exciting final to a long 8 days. A short flat stage with a city centre final saw an aggressive start. With it being Maggy’s last day of competition this season, he rode like a man possessed! [...]
Team Garmin-Chipotle H3O took center stage today with a long breakaway by Magnus Backstedt and a dramatic sprint finish by Julian Dean. Riding out front for the first three laps, “Maggy” won the two of the three intermediate sprints of they day along with two KOMs. He was caught with two laps to go as [...]
The final stage of the 2008 Tour of Britain is 110 km long and takes the peloton through England’s North West from Blackpool to Liverpool. The route follows the coastline closely, before entering Liverpool for six exciting laps of a city centre circuit that takes in some of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks. Today’s stage is [...]
Jumping in and hanging on to the decisive break of the day, Julian Dean finished 5th in today’s grey, wet stage 7 at the Tour of Britain. The escapees managed to work together and hold their gap to just over two minutes all the way to the finish at Drumlanrig Castle. With the help of [...]
Awaiting stage profile and description from Tour of Britain organizers.
Britain race report from DS Matt White With an early break up the road, we decided to work with LPR to real it in. Trent (right) rode for 100 km on the front to keep the break within striking distance to give Julian a chance to go head to head with Petacchi. Then the rain [...]
Stage 6 of the 2008 Tour of Britain takes the riders north from Darlington around Newcastle and Gateshead where the route enters the city from the east, following the banks of the River Tyne. Today’s 156 km stage includes two KOM climbs: Langley and High Barns. Stage 6 is scheduled to start at 10:00 and [...]
Dan Martin battles it out for the finish of the brutal stage 3 where he finished 4th and began his GC climb. Quick race summary from our Irish super hero Dan Martin It’s kind of cool to pick up some easy seconds today, as the team made a massive effort yesterday with no reward. Due [...]
In a near repeat performance of yesterday’s stage, today’s Tour of Britain stage 5 had a very similar finish with Edval Boasson Hagen taking his second win with Julian Dean finishing 5th on the stage and second in the field sprint just behind Victor Hugo Pena. Dan Martin also finished in the first chase group, [...]
Set against a stunning backdrop, stage 5 will provide riders a true Yorkshire welcome as finish up in the beautiful North York Moors National Park. The 168 km stage includes three King of the Mountain climbs: Falsgrave, North Side and Dalby Forest. Stage 5 is scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish at 14:30.
With clear blue skies to motivate the peloton today, stage 4 was fast from the gun. The peloton averaged 35 mph the first hour of the race as attack after attack went and got caught. David Millar joined a solid breakaway of about ten just after the race passed through Staffordshire. The break held until [...]
With constantly rolling roads, the 156 km stage 4 will provide an excellent opportunity for riders to gain time on their rivals as they look to wear the yellow jersey. The finish of today’s stage is at the heart of the city centre in Hanley, in front of the Town Hall. The stage is scheduled [...]
Weathering today’s spectacularly hard day of wet, windy racing, Team Garmin-Chipotle made all the moves, including the final jump by Dan Martin to take stage 3 of the Tour of Britain. The flat finish and winds kept young Dan from bridging to Emilien Berges to contest the final sprint, but he still managed to hang [...]
Stage 3 is 185 km long and relatively hilly with three King of the Mountains climbs: Stable Hill, Mile Hill and Cothelstone Hill. The stage is scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish at 14:45.
From left to right, Julian Dean and Chris Sutton wind it up for the final sprint. Julian was 2nd and CJ third. It’s really nice riding in an English-speaking peloton. There’s always someone to chat with when the pace eases off. Though today there wasn’t much time for chatting as the pace was pretty damn [...]