Friday, September 20, 2013

The Tour of Britain 2013

The Tour of Britain 2013 - 15 to 22 September              

Overall Route 

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Stage 01 -  Peebles to Drumlanrig Castle, 209.9 km - 15/09/2013

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Elia Viviani claimed victory on the opening stage of The Tour of Britain in Scotland in a gruelling opening stage to the race.  
Viviani outsprinted compatriot Alessandro Petacchi and 2013 Milan San Remo winner Gerald Ciolek at the end of the 209-kilometre, which lasted over six hours.
On the rising final kilometre through the Buccleuch Estate in Dumfries & Galloway, Viviani jumped clear of Ciolek in the final 150 metres, with Petacchi following him past for second on the road.
Victory gives Viviani a four second lead, thanks to time bonuses, at the top of the standings and the IG Gold Jersey of race leader heading into Stage Two, the Cumbria, the Lake District stage on Monday. The Cannondale rider also leads the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Classification.
"I am very happy for this win, but I hope to win again in the next few days" said Viviani speaking afterwards.

Results

POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Elia VivianiCannondale6h 4' 43''
2Alessandro PetacchiOmega Pharma Quick-Step6h 4' 43''
3Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka6h 4' 43''
4Marco ColedanBardiani Valvole CSF Inox6h 4' 43''
5Matteo PelucchiIAM Cycling6h 4' 43''
6Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun6h 4' 43''
7Shane ArchboldAN Post Chain Reaction6h 4' 43''
8Jonathan Dibben**Great Britain6h 4' 43''
9Steele Von HoffGarmin Sharp6h 4' 43''
10James WilliamsonNode 4 Giordana Racing6h 4' 43''
11Andrew TennantMadison Genesis6h 4' 43''
12Mark CavendishOmega Pharma Quick-Step6h 4' 43''
13Dean DowningMadison Genesis6h 4' 43''
14Scott ThwaitesTeam NetApp Endura6h 4' 43''
15Ian WilkinsonTeam UK Youth6h 4' 43''
16Ian StannardSky Procycling6h 4' 43''
17Nicolas VereeckenAN Post Chain Reaction6h 4' 43''
18Evan OliphantTeam Raleigh6h 4' 43''
19Yanto BarkerTeam UK Youth6h 4' 43''
20Michael NortheyNode 4 Giordana Racing6h 4' 43''


GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 1

POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Elia VivianiCannondale6h 4' 33''
2Alessandro PetacchiOmega Pharma Quick-Step6h 4' 37''0' 4''
3Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka6h 4' 39''0' 6''
4Nathan HaasGarmin Sharp6h 4' 41''0' 8''
5Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling6h 4' 42''0' 9''
6Marco ColedanBardiani Valvole CSF Inox6h 4' 43''0' 10''
7Matteo PelucchiIAM Cycling6h 4' 43''0' 10''
8Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun6h 4' 43''0' 10''
9Shane ArchboldAN Post Chain Reaction6h 4' 43''0' 10''
10Jonathan Dibben**Great Britain6h 4' 43''0' 10''


Stage 02 - Cumbria, The Lake District Stage - Carlisle to Kendal, 186.6 km - 16/09/2013


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 MTN Qhubeka's Gerald Ciolek took victory in The Tour of Britain's Cumbria, the Lake District Stage in Kendal to move into a 20 second lead in the race.

The German mastered horrendous weather conditions and a testing route to best Sam Bennett in the final sprint up the steep gradients of Beast Banks in the South Lakeland town, taking victory in Stage Two.
"It was a hard day, rain all day so tough conditions. There were some hard climbs today and then the hilly finish," said Ciolek, who turns 27 on Thursday.
"The guys did a lead out from the bottom and I got in a good position. I had a problem in the last right turn, I slipped a little bit and had a little gap, but in the end it was possible for me to close it.

Results


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka5h 1' 1''
2Sam BennettAN Post Chain Reaction5h 1' 1''
3Thomas LövkvistIAM Cycling5h 1' 7''0' 6''
4Simon Yates**Great Britain5h 1' 7''0' 6''
5Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step5h 1' 7''0' 6''
6Jack BauerGarmin Sharp5h 1' 10''0' 9''
7Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling5h 1' 10''0' 9''
8Marco ColedanBardiani Valvole CSF Inox5h 1' 10''0' 9''
9Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka5h 1' 10''0' 9''
10Julien VermoteOmega Pharma Quick-Step5h 1' 10''0' 9''
11Sacha ModoloBardiani Valvole CSF Inox5h 1' 10''0' 9''
12Daniel MartinGarmin Sharp5h 1' 13''0' 12''
13Scott ThwaitesTeam NetApp Endura5h 1' 13''0' 12''
14Francesco Manuel BongiornoBardiani Valvole CSF Inox5h 1' 13''0' 12''
15Christophe LaborieSojasun5h 1' 13''0' 12''
16Jose Joaquin Rojas GilMovistar5h 1' 18''0' 17''
17Jacob Rathe**Garmin Sharp5h 1' 18''0' 17''
18Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling5h 1' 18''0' 17''
19Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling5h 1' 18''0' 17''
20Erick RowsellTeam NetApp Endura5h 1' 18''0' 17''

TEAM RESULTS

POSITIONTEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox15h 3' 33''
2IAM Cycling15h 3' 35''0' 2''
3Omega Pharma Quick-Step15h 3' 35''0' 2''
4AN Post Chain Reaction15h 3' 37''0' 4''
5Garmin Sharp15h 3' 41''0' 8''
6Team NetApp Endura15h 3' 49''0' 16''

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 2


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka11h 5' 30''
2Simon Yates**Great Britain11h 5' 50''0' 20''
3Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step11h 5' 50''0' 20''
4Marco ColedanBardiani Valvole CSF Inox11h 5' 53''0' 23''
5Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka11h 5' 53''0' 23''
6Julien VermoteOmega Pharma Quick-Step11h 5' 53''0' 23''
7Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling11h 5' 53''0' 23''
8Sacha ModoloBardiani Valvole CSF Inox11h 5' 53''0' 23''
9Scott ThwaitesTeam NetApp Endura11h 5' 56''0' 26''
10Francesco Manuel BongiornoBardiani Valvole CSF Inox11h 5' 56''0' 26''


Stage 03 - Knowsley Individual Time Trial, 16km - 17/09/2013

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Sir Bradley Wiggins swept to victory in Knowsley, heading a Sky Pro Cycling 1-2 in The Tour of Britain's individual time trial on Stage Three, moving him into the race's overall lead.
Wiggins beat teammate Ian Stannard by 36 seconds, recording a time of 19:54 over the 10-mile course starting and finishing in Knowsley Safari Park, with Garmin Sharp's Jack Bauer third. British National Time Trial Champion Alex Dowsett finished fifth, 56 seconds behind Wiggins.
The 2012 Tour de France winner now has a 37 second lead over Stannard, with IAM Cycling's Martin Elmiger a further 10 seconds back.
"I've made no secret that I really want to do well in this race," said Sir Bradley Wiggins. "I had to win today, whatever. The conditions weren't ideal for me, but I thought I'd rather end up in hospital today than be beaten, so it was 100% commitment.

Results

POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling19' 54''
2Ian StannardSky Procycling20' 30''0' 36''
3Jack BauerGarmin Sharp20' 36''0' 42''
4Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling20' 48''0' 54''
5Alex DowsettMovistar20' 50''0' 56''
6David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling21' 10''1' 16''
7Alex WetterhallTeam NetApp Endura21' 14''1' 20''
8Stefano PirazziBardiani Valvole CSF Inox21' 16''1' 22''
9Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka21' 19''1' 25''
10Mark CavendishOmega Pharma Quick-Step21' 20''1' 26''
11Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step21' 22''1' 28''
12Marcin BialoblockiTeam UK Youth21' 23''1' 29''
13Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun21' 24''1' 30''
14Jose Joaquin Rojas GilMovistar21' 26''1' 32''
15Marco ColedanBardiani Valvole CSF Inox21' 27''1' 33''
16Owain Doull**Great Britain21' 27''1' 33''
17Simon Yates**Great Britain21' 27''1' 33''
18Julien VermoteOmega Pharma Quick-Step21' 27''1' 33''
19Erick RowsellTeam NetApp Endura21' 28''1' 34''
20Nairo Quintana RojasMovistar21' 29''1' 35''

TEAM RESULTS

POSITIONTEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sky Procycling1h 1' 34''
2Movistar1h 3' 45''2' 11''
3IAM Cycling1h 3' 56''2' 22''
4Omega Pharma Quick-Step1h 4' 9''2' 35''
5Garmin Sharp1h 4' 9''2' 35''
6Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox1h 4' 23''2' 49''


GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 3


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling11h 25' 54''
2Ian StannardSky Procycling11h 26' 31''0' 37''
3Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling11h 26' 41''0' 47''
4Jack BauerGarmin Sharp11h 26' 49''0' 55''
5Alex DowsettMovistar11h 26' 51''0' 57''
6David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling11h 27' 11''1' 17''
7Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step11h 27' 12''1' 18''
8Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka11h 27' 12''1' 18''
9Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka11h 27' 15''1' 21''
10Alex WetterhallTeam NetApp Endura11h 27' 15''1' 21''

Stage 04 - Stoke-on-Trent to Llanberis, 188.4km - 18/09/2013

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Results

POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Mark CavendishOmega Pharma Quick-Step4h 45' 42''
2Elia VivianiCannondale4h 45' 42''
3Steele Von HoffGarmin Sharp4h 45' 42''
4Matteo PelucchiIAM Cycling4h 45' 42''
5Jose Joaquin Rojas GilMovistar4h 45' 42''
6Owain Doull**Great Britain4h 45' 42''
7Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun4h 45' 42''
8Scott ThwaitesTeam NetApp Endura4h 45' 42''
9Chris OpieTeam UK Youth4h 45' 42''
10Sam BennettAN Post Chain Reaction4h 45' 42''
11Marcin BialoblockiTeam UK Youth4h 45' 42''
12Ian WilkinsonTeam UK Youth4h 45' 42''
13Alex DowsettMovistar4h 45' 42''
14Alessandro BazzanaUnitedHealthcare4h 45' 42''
15Nicolas VereeckenAN Post Chain Reaction4h 45' 42''
16Alexandre BlainTeam Raleigh4h 45' 42''
17Mathew CronshawTeam IG Sigma Sport4h 45' 42''
18Jack BauerGarmin Sharp4h 45' 42''
19James WilliamsonNode 4 Giordana Racing4h 45' 42''
20Ian StannardSky Procycling4h 45' 42''

TEAM RESULTS


POSITIONTEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Team UK Youth14h 17' 6''
2Movistar14h 17' 6''
3AN Post Chain Reaction14h 17' 6''
4Team NetApp Endura14h 17' 6''
5Team IG Sigma Sport14h 17' 6''
6Omega Pharma Quick-Step14h 17' 6''

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 4


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling16h 11' 36''
2Ian StannardSky Procycling16h 12' 13''0' 37''
3Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling16h 12' 23''0' 47''
4Jack BauerGarmin Sharp16h 12' 31''0' 55''
5Alex DowsettMovistar16h 12' 33''0' 57''
6David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling16h 12' 53''1' 17''
7Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step16h 12' 54''1' 18''
8Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka16h 12' 54''1' 18''
9Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka16h 12' 57''1' 21''
10Alex WetterhallTeam NetApp Endura16h 12' 57''1' 21''


Stage 05 - Machynlleth to Caerphilly, 177.1km - 19/09/2013

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AN Post Chain Reaction's Sam Bennett took the biggest win of this career in Caerphilly, heading Michal Golas and Martin Elmiger for the stage win.
Having achieved several top ten finishes in The Tour of Britain in the past, Bennett came a close second to Gerald Ciolek in Kendal on Monday, before going one better on Thursday in Wales.
Speaking at the post-stage press conference, Bennett spoke of his delight at taking the victory...
"I didn't expect to get second the other day so that was a great result for myself and to get first place today is unbelievable, I can't believe it.
"It is confidence building, I was on his wheel and then it was getting a bit tight and I looked back and it was being really controlled behind so I thought I was better off not going to deep this time around and dropped back so I could go at my own tempo. I got over it that time and then next time around just hung in.

Results


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sam BennettAN Post Chain Reaction4h 35' 29''
2Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step4h 35' 29''
3Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling4h 35' 29''
4David Le LaySojasun4h 35' 29''
5Jack BauerGarmin Sharp4h 35' 29''
6Simon Yates**Great Britain4h 35' 29''
7Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling4h 35' 29''
8Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling4h 35' 29''
9Ian StannardSky Procycling4h 35' 29''
10Nairo Quintana RojasMovistar4h 35' 29''
11Francesco Manuel BongiornoBardiani Valvole CSF Inox4h 35' 29''
12Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka4h 35' 29''
13Marcel WyssIAM Cycling4h 35' 29''
14Daniel MartinGarmin Sharp4h 35' 29''
15David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling4h 35' 29''
16Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun4h 35' 53''0' 24''
17Cesare BenedettiTeam NetApp Endura4h 35' 53''0' 24''
18Liam HolohanMadison Genesis4h 35' 53''0' 24''
19Adam Yates**Great Britain4h 35' 53''0' 24''
20Steven LampierNode 4 Giordana Racing4h 35' 53''0' 24''

TEAM RESULTS



POSITIONTEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1IAM Cycling13h 46' 27''
2Sky Procycling13h 46' 27''
3Sojasun13h 47' 52''1' 25''
4Omega Pharma Quick-Step13h 48' 43''2' 16''
5Team NetApp Endura13h 48' 53''2' 26''
6Team UK Youth13h 49' 48''3' 21''

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 5


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling20h 47' 5''
2Ian StannardSky Procycling20h 47' 42''0' 37''
3Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling20h 47' 48''0' 43''
4Jack BauerGarmin Sharp20h 48' 0''0' 55''
5Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step20h 48' 17''1' 12''
6David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling20h 48' 22''1' 17''
7Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka20h 48' 23''1' 18''
8Simon Yates**Great Britain20h 48' 28''1' 23''
9Daniel MartinGarmin Sharp20h 48' 43''1' 38''
10Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling20h 48' 49''1' 44''

Stage 06 - Sidmouth to Haytor, Dartmoor, 137km - 20/09/2013

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Young Great Britain rider Simon Yates made his mark on the Tour of Britain's first mountain top finish - taking the win on a sunny afternoon on Haytor
  
Yates came out of an elite group in the last kilometre to finally eclipse Sky Pro Cycling's David Lopez with Martin Elmiger of IAM taking third
Race leader Bradley Wiggins crossed only 7 seconds behind the winner to maintain his place in the IG Gold jersey]

Results


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Simon Yates**Great Britain3h 23' 44''
2Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling3h 23' 46''0' 2''
3David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling3h 23' 46''0' 2''
4Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka3h 23' 49''0' 5''
5Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling3h 23' 49''0' 5''
6Nairo Quintana RojasMovistar3h 23' 51''0' 7''
7Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling3h 23' 51''0' 7''
8Francesco Manuel BongiornoBardiani Valvole CSF Inox3h 23' 56''0' 12''
9Marcel WyssIAM Cycling3h 23' 56''0' 12''
10Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun3h 24' 15''0' 31''
11Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step3h 24' 15''0' 31''
12Steven LampierNode 4 Giordana Racing3h 24' 15''0' 31''
13Richard HandleyRapha Condor JLT3h 24' 15''0' 31''
14Adam Yates**Great Britain3h 24' 15''0' 31''
15Jack BauerGarmin Sharp3h 24' 15''0' 31''
16Anthony DelaplaceSojasun3h 24' 15''0' 31''
17Christopher JonesUnitedHealthcare3h 24' 21''0' 37''
18Cesare BenedettiTeam NetApp Endura3h 24' 23''0' 39''
19Daniel MartinGarmin Sharp3h 24' 45''1' 1''
20Ian StannardSky Procycling3h 24' 48''1' 4''

 

TEAM RESULTS


POSITIONTEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1IAM Cycling10h 11' 31''
2Sky Procycling10h 12' 25''0' 54''
3Sojasun10h 13' 18''1' 47''
4Great Britain10h 13' 43''2' 12''
5UnitedHealthcare10h 15' 49''4' 18''
6Node 4 Giordana Racing10h 18' 45''7' 14''

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 06


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling24h 10' 56''
2Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling24h 11' 28''0' 32''
3Simon Yates**Great Britain24h 12' 2''1' 6''
4David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling24h 12' 4''1' 8''
5Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka24h 12' 12''1' 16''
6Jack BauerGarmin Sharp24h 12' 15''1' 19''
7Ian StannardSky Procycling24h 12' 30''1' 34''
8Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step24h 12' 32''1' 36''
9Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling24h 12' 38''1' 42''
10Nairo Quintana RojasMovistar24h 12' 52''1' 56''

Stage 07 - Epsom to Guildford, 155km - 21/09/2013

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The Tour of Britain returns to Guildford after an epic final stage in 2012, which saw the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish, sprint across the line on Guildford's historic High Street. Guildford is the vibrant county town of Surrey. A mix of heritage, beautiful scenery and a lively arts culture makes our borough a great place to visit. There are plenty of places to stay, eat and drink in town and the nearby villages. Visit Guildford Castle and its beautiful gardens or take a boat ride on the River Wey. Or enjoy a night of comedy, music or dance at G Live or The Electric Theatre.

Results


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Mark CavendishOmega Pharma Quick-Step3h 46' 57''
2Elia VivianiCannondale3h 46' 57''
3Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka3h 46' 57''
4Blaz JarcTeam NetApp Endura3h 46' 57''
5Jacob Rathe**Garmin Sharp3h 46' 57''
6Matteo PelucchiIAM Cycling3h 46' 57''
7Chris OpieTeam UK Youth3h 46' 57''
8Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling3h 46' 57''
9Alessandro BazzanaUnitedHealthcare3h 46' 57''
10Sam BennettAN Post Chain Reaction3h 46' 57''
11Marcin BialoblockiTeam UK Youth3h 46' 57''
12Enrique SanzMovistar3h 46' 57''
13Jimmy EngoulventSojasun3h 47' 1''0' 4''
14Owain Doull**Great Britain3h 47' 3''0' 6''
15Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling3h 47' 3''0' 6''
16Marcel WyssIAM Cycling3h 47' 3''0' 6''
17Stefano PirazziBardiani Valvole CSF Inox3h 47' 3''0' 6''
18Ian StannardSky Procycling3h 47' 3''0' 6''
19Michael NortheyNode 4 Giordana Racing3h 47' 3''0' 6''
20Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling3h 47' 3''0' 6''

TEAM RESULTS

POSITIONTEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1IAM Cycling11h 20' 57''
2Team NetApp Endura11h 21' 3''0' 6''
3Movistar11h 21' 3''0' 6''
4Sojasun11h 21' 7''0' 10''
5Sky Procycling11h 21' 9''0' 12''
6Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox11h 21' 9''0' 12''
7Great Britain11h 21' 9''0' 12''

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 07


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling27h 57' 59''
2Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling27h 58' 25''0' 26''
3Simon YatesGreat Britain27h 59' 5''1' 6''
4David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling27h 59' 7''1' 8''
5Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka27h 59' 15''1' 16''
6Jack BauerGarmin Sharp27h 59' 18''1' 19''
7Ian StannardSky Procycling27h 59' 33''1' 34''
8Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step27h 59' 35''1' 36''
9Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling27h 59' 41''1' 42''
10Nairo Quintana RojasMovistar27h 59' 55''1' 56''

Stage 8 - The London Stage, presented by TfL, 88km - 22/09/2013


Tenth anniversary Tour of Britain concludes with success for Wiggins

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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."

Triple success for Mark Cavendish

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Mark Cavendish secured his third stage win of the 2013 Tour of Britain in London on Sunday as Sir Bradley Wiggins sealed overall success in The Tour. The Omega Pharma Quickstep sprinter took charge on Whitehall to sprint away from AN Post Chain Reaction's Sam Bennett and Elia Viviani of Cannondale in a pulsating bunch finish in front of packed crowds. Sir Bradley Wiggins finished in the group to secure overall victory and take the IG Gold Jersey, which he pulled on for the first time on Tuesday's Individual Time Trial. Angel Madrazo added the Yodel Direct Sprints Jersey to the SKODA King of the Mountains Jersey he secured on Friday, while Switzerland's Martin Elmiger took the Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey, as well as second overall behind Wiggins. Third on the podium was Simon Yates, winner of the Haytor summit finish, who was also rewarded with the Bradley Wiggins Foundation Best Young Rider Trophy.
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Stage Results


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Mark CavendishOmega Pharma Quick-Step1h 47' 23''
2Sam BennettAN Post Chain Reaction1h 47' 23''
3Elia VivianiCannondale1h 47' 23''
4Matteo PelucchiIAM Cycling1h 47' 23''
5Chris OpieTeam UK Youth1h 47' 23''
6Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun1h 47' 23''
7Sacha ModoloBardiani Valvole CSF Inox1h 47' 23''
8Alessandro PetacchiOmega Pharma Quick-Step1h 47' 23''
9Enrique SanzMovistar1h 47' 23''
10Blaz JarcTeam NetApp Endura1h 47' 23''
11Marcin BialoblockiTeam UK Youth1h 47' 23''
12Alessandro BazzanaUnitedHealthcare1h 47' 23''
13Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling1h 47' 23''
14Michael NortheyNode 4 Giordana Racing1h 47' 23''
15Owain Doull**Great Britain1h 47' 23''
16Jacob Rathe**Garmin Sharp1h 47' 23''
17Dean DowningMadison Genesis1h 47' 23''
18Ian StannardSky Procycling1h 47' 23''
19Alexandre BlainTeam Raleigh1h 47' 23''
20Jack BauerGarmin Sharp1h 47' 23''


TEAM RESULTS


POSITIONTEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1IAM Cycling5h 22' 9''
2Team NetApp Endura5h 22' 9''
3Sky Procycling5h 22' 9''
4Madison Genesis5h 22' 9''
5Great Britain5h 22' 9''
6Node 4 Giordana Racing5h 22' 9''
7Omega Pharma Quick-Step5h 22' 19''0' 10''
8Team UK Youth5h 22' 19''0' 10''
9Cannondale5h 22' 19''0' 10''
10Bardiani Valvole CSF Inox5h 22' 19''0' 10''
11Team Raleigh5h 22' 19''0' 10''
12Sojasun5h 22' 19''0' 10''
13Garmin Sharp5h 22' 19''0' 10''
14AN Post Chain Reaction5h 22' 19''0' 10''
15Rapha Condor JLT5h 22' 19''0' 10''
16UnitedHealthcare5h 22' 29''0' 20''
17Team IG Sigma Sport5h 22' 39''0' 30''
18MTN Qhubeka5h 24' 10''2' 1''
19Movistar5h 28' 36''6' 27''


GENERAL CLASSIFICATION AFTER STAGE 08


POSITIONRIDER NAMETEAM NAMETIMEDEFICIT
1Sir Bradley WigginsSky Procycling29h 45' 22''
2Martin ElmigerIAM Cycling29h 45' 48''0' 26''
3Simon Yates**Great Britain29h 46' 25''1' 3''
4David Lopez GarciaSky Procycling29h 46' 30''1' 8''
5Jack BauerGarmin Sharp29h 46' 35''1' 13''
6Sergio PardillaMTN Qhubeka29h 46' 38''1' 16''
7Ian StannardSky Procycling29h 46' 56''1' 34''
8Sebastien ReichenbachIAM Cycling29h 47' 4''1' 42''
9Michal GolasOmega Pharma Quick-Step29h 47' 8''1' 46''
10Marcel WyssIAM Cycling29h 47' 19''1' 57''
11Evaldas SiskeviciusSojasun29h 47' 41''2' 19''
12Francesco Manuel BongiornoBardiani Valvole CSF Inox29h 47' 51''2' 29''
13Daniel MartinGarmin Sharp29h 48' 17''2' 55''
14Nairo Quintana RojasMovistar29h 48' 21''2' 59''
15Cesare BenedettiTeam NetApp Endura29h 48' 29''3' 7''
16Richard HandleyRapha Condor JLT29h 48' 31''3' 9''
17Steven LampierNode 4 Giordana Racing29h 48' 52''3' 30''
18Marcin BialoblockiTeam UK Youth29h 48' 56''3' 34''
19David Le LaySojasun29h 49' 6''3' 44''
20Alex WetterhallTeam NetApp Endura29h 49' 37''4' 15''
21Liam HolohanMadison Genesis29h 49' 50''4' 28''
22Christopher JonesUnitedHealthcare29h 51' 9''5' 47''
23Heinrich HausslerIAM Cycling29h 51' 12''5' 50''
24Julien VermoteOmega Pharma Quick-Step29h 51' 30''6' 8''
25Cristiano SalernoCannondale29h 52' 51''7' 29''
26Alessandro BazzanaUnitedHealthcare29h 53' 5''7' 43''
27Mark McNallyAN Post Chain Reaction29h 53' 23''8' 1''
28Scott ThwaitesTeam NetApp Endura29h 53' 37''8' 15''
29Wouter SybrandyTeam IG Sigma Sport29h 53' 56''8' 34''
30Shem RodgerNode 4 Giordana Racing29h 56' 3''10' 41''
31Martin VelitsOmega Pharma Quick-Step29h 56' 13''10' 51''
32Alistair Slater**Great Britain29h 56' 18''10' 56''
33Robert PartridgeTeam UK Youth29h 56' 49''11' 27''
34Mark CavendishOmega Pharma Quick-Step29h 57' 9''11' 47''
35Gerald CiolekMTN Qhubeka29h 57' 29''12' 7''
36Marc De MaarUnitedHealthcare29h 57' 59''12' 37''
37Michael NortheyNode 4 Giordana Racing29h 59' 5''13' 43''
38Yanto BarkerTeam UK Youth29h 59' 8''13' 46''
39Lucas EuserUnitedHealthcare29h 59' 32''14' 10''
40Evan OliphantTeam Raleigh29h 59' 41''14' 19''
41Thomas Moses**Team Raleigh29h 59' 56''14' 34''
42Sacha ModoloBardiani Valvole CSF Inox30h 0' 17''14' 55''
43Sam BennettAN Post Chain Reaction30h 1' 0''15' 38''
44Stefano PirazziBardiani Valvole CSF Inox30h 1' 39''16' 17''
45Will Stephenson**Rapha Condor JLT30h 3' 3''17' 41''
46Erick RowsellTeam NetApp Endura30h 3' 19''17' 57''
47Kristian HouseRapha Condor JLT30h 3' 26''18' 4''
48Jacob Rathe**Garmin Sharp30h 4' 1''18' 39''
49Thomas ScullyTeam Raleigh30h 4' 28''19' 6''
50Lachlan NorrisTeam Raleigh30h 4' 37''19' 15''

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