CyclingNZ Home
Wiggo Rounds out Victory in Tour of Britain
24 Sep, 2013

The tenth edition of Britain's biggest professional cycle race has concluded with a double success for British riders, as Mark Cavendish took the final stage in London with Sir Bradley Wiggins winning the race overall and the IG Gold Jersey.

Cavendish held off fellow stage winners Sam Bennett and Elia Viviani on Whitehall for his third stage victory of the week long race, winning the final stage of The Tour of Britain for the third successive year.

Sky Pro Cycling's Wiggins maintained his overnight 26 second advantage over Switzerland's Martin Elmiger, with Simon Yates finishing third and claiming the title of Best Under-23 Rider.

"The feeling at the moment is more relief than anything else to be honest” said Wiggins afterwards.  "It's a funny one, you want to win it and when you cross the line you feel relief more for your teammates that you've fulfilled the job. 

"It is pressure for the whole week.  I said I wanted to win it and put my hand up and then to take the jersey on day three and to defend it throughout.”

Hundreds of thousands of spectators turned out for the final day's stage in London to witness the final 88-kilometres of the 2013 Tour of Britain.  Packed crowds lined the circuit from Whitehall to the Tower of London to cheer on the world's top riders after eight days of intense competition in

Wiggins won the Stage Three Individual Time Trial at Knowsley on Tuesday, holding the IG Gold Jersey for the remainder of the race through tough stages in Wales and Devon.  Next up for the 2012 Tour de France winner, the first time a Grand Tour winner has won The Tour of Britain, is the World Time Trial Championships in Italy on Wednesday.

"It's a bit like the Tour last year, we've planned for this for so long that I'll enjoy tonight with my family and then tomorrow when I arrive in Italy I'll be straight out on the bike and my focus turns to the time trial and then Wednesday I race.”

Tour of Britain runner-up Martin Elmiger took the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey as the race's most consistent finisher, with Viviani second and triple stage winner Cavendish in third.

Speaking after his victory, Cavendish said, "It was really really nice.  Last time we were here a couple of years ago there was a big crowd, but nothing compared to that today.  What's happened to British cycling in the last couple of years, especially this race, has been incredible.”

Movistar's Angel Madrazo added the Yodel Direct Sprints Jersey to the SKODA King of the Mountains title he sealed on Friday's Devon stage.  The Spaniard becomes only the fourth rider in The Tour of Britain's ten year history to win two of the classification jerseys in a single Tour.

Madrazo survived a last minute scare as Team IG Sigma Sport's Peter Williams initially took the honours but was disqualified from the stage's second Yodel Direct Sprint after interfering with his rival in the sprint, thus reinstating the Movistar rider at the top standings.

AN Post Chain Reaction's Shane Archbold won the day's Rouleur Combativity Award, with Kristian House taking the week's overall Rouleur Combativity Award for his attacking exploits throughout The Tour of Britain.

Tour of Britain 2013 Recap
Stage One, Peebles to Drumlanrig: Elia Viviani, ITA, Cannondale Pro Cycling
Stage Two, Cumbria The Lake District Stage, Carlisle to Kendal: Gerald Ciolek, GER, MTN Qhubeka
Stage Three, Knowsley Individual Time Trial: Sir Bradley Wiggins, GBR, Sky Pro Cycling
Stage Four, Stoke-on-Trent to Llanberis: Mark Cavendish, GBR, Omega Pharma Quick-Step
Stage Five, Machynlleth to Caerphilly: Sam Bennett, IRL, AN Post Chain Reaction
Stage Six, Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor: Simon Yates, GBR, Great Britain
Stage Seven, Epsom to Guildford: Mark Cavendish, GBR, Omega Pharma Quick-Step
Stage Eight, The TfL London Stage: Mark Cavendish, GBR, Omega Pharma Quick-Step
 
Stage Eight, The TfL London Stage, Brief Results

1.     Mark Cavendish, GBR, Omega Pharma Quick-Step, 1:47:23

2.     Sam Bennett, IRL, AN Post Chain Reaction, same time

3.     Elia Viviani, ITA, Cannondale Pro Cycling, st

4.     Matteo Pelucchi, ITA, IAM Cycling, st

5.     Chris Opie, GBR, Team UK Youth, st

6.     Evaldas Siskevicius, LTU, Sojasun, st

7.     Sacha Modolo, ITA, Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox, st

8.     Alessandro Petacchi, ITA, Omega Pharma Quick-Step, st

9.     Enrique Sanz, SPA, Movistar, st

10.   Blaz Jarc, SLO, Team NetApp Endura, st

Rouleur Combativity Award, Stage Eight:  Shane Archbold, NZL, AN Post Chain Reaction

IG General Classification, Final Standings

1.     Sir Bradley Wiggins, GBR, Sky Pro Cycling, 29:45:22

2.     Martin Elmiger, SUI, IAM Cycling, + 0.26

3.     Simon Yates, GBR, Great Britain, + 1.03

4.     David Lopez, ESP, Sky Pro Cycling, + 1.08

5.     Sergio Pardilla, ESP,  MTN Qhubeka, + 1.14

Chain Reaction Cycles Points Classification, Final Standings

1.     Martin Elmiger, SUI, IAM Cycling, 59pts

2.     Elia Viviani, ITA, Cannondale Pro Cycling, 56pts

3.     Mark Cavendish, GBR, Omega Pharma Quick-Step, 55pts

SKODA King of the Mountains Classification, Final Standings

1.     Angel Madrazo, SPA, Movistar, 72pts

2.     Kristian House, GBR, Rapha Condor JLT, 47pts

3.     Peter Williams, GBR, Team IG Sigma Sport, 33pts

Yodel Direct Sprints Classification, Final Standings

1.     Angel Madrazo, SPA, Movistar, 35pts

2.     Peter Williams, GBR, Team IG Sigma Sport, 32pts

3.     Aaron Gate, NZL, AN Post Chain Reaction, 18pts

Under-23 Rider Classification, Final Standings

1.     Simon Yates, GBR, Great Britain, 29:46:25

2.     Alistair Slater, GBR, Great Britain, + 9.53

3.     Tom Moses, GBR, Team Raleigh, + 13.31

Team Classification, Final Standings

1.     Sky Pro Cycling, 89:18:53

2.     IAM Cycling, + 0:57

3.     Sojasun, + 6:47

For full Stage Eight results and standings, please click here.

Click to enlarge...
Wiggo caps off a tough year with a victory - courtesy SKY Pro cycling

CONTINUE READING
Latest News
Last month’s ferocious weather that wreaked havoc on the West Coast has seen many hours of effort to ensure this weekend’s double header rounds of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Hokitika can go ahead. “The weather gods poured more bad news on the proposed round three course in >>
As the season fast approaches, take a minute to learn about which world class athletes will be using Crankbrothers products in 2019 and beyond! New for this season, we are excited to welcome the Trek cross country superstar duo of Emily Batty and Yolanda Neff along with the rest of the Trek >>
Team Jumbo â€" Visma’s Primoz Roglic has won the 54th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico in style, with a final stage Individual Time Trial performance to remember. His near-perfect technique on the San Benedetto del Tronto 10km out-and-back course saw him overturn a 25-second deficit to his closest >>
Latest Articles
We are delighted to share the news with you that fizik’s 2020 sponsored teams are confirmed! Along with our strong presence at the top of road cycling, we have a full set of mountain bike teams, competing in Cross-Country, Downhill and Enduro. MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAMS In Downhill, Commencal >>
What is the first e-road by LOOK? This is a bike that is the result of our mastery of carbon, which allows us to offer a frame that is both lightweight and durable, manufactured in our own production facilities. This is also a bike that has just continued a story that has been written at the >>
French rider Alexis Vuillermox of AG2R claimed the first team victory of the season in Livron-sur-DrĂ´me riding 2INpower Road and ROTOR chainrings. At the Cyprus Sunshine Cup, MTB rider Yana Belomoina of CST Sannd American Eagle was 1st place riding KAPIC while Githa Michiels of >>
ELITE DIRETO
ROTOR GAZE MTB
LOOK 2018
ISM Saddles
Morgan Blue Cleaning
SCHWALBE
 Photo Gallery
Waterfront Auckland TT 2-10-10 Tour de Femme
Daniel Gate bioSPORT Crite Tour de Femme
Home Kiwi Riders Sports Science Beginners Articles Riders Reports Tech Corner Contact
© Cyclingnz.com 2020 | Login | Design by OnfireDesign