Tour of Britain cycling race comes to Surrey's roads after golden Olympics ~ Wiggins out
PUBLISHED: 12:37 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:51 20 February 2013
Having won gold for Team GB at the Olympics and become Britain's first Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins has had to pull out of the Tour of Britain after failing to make the start line for the sixth stage today due to a stomach bug.
Having won gold for Team GB at the Olympics and become Britain's first Tour de France winner,Bradley Wiggins has had to pull out of the Tour of Britain after failing to make the start line for the sixth stage today due to a stomach bug.
The four-time Olympic gold medallisthad been expected to compete in the final stage of the tour, which culminates in Surrey between Reigate and Guildford on Sunday September 16.
Team Sky team mate Mark Cavendish, a double-stage winner in last years Tour of Britain and the current World Champion on the road, continues.
In 2011, Cavendish set his own piece of Tour de France history, becoming the first British rider to win the Green Jersey.
Unlike the Olympic cycling races where all roads on the route were closed from early in the morning,the Tour of Britain will operate rolling closures as the race progresses.
However, some roads will be closed for longer around the start and finish lines in Reigate and Guildford as well as West Street in Dorking and Barhatch Road in Cranleigh.
Starting in Reigate, the Surrey stage will see riders pass through Guildford early in the race before returning for the finish.
Dorking, Shere, Mayford, West Horsley, Ockley, Cranleigh, Dunsfold, Witley and Bramley are among other towns and villages on the route.
The Tour of Britain will be shown live on ITV4.
- Estimated times for when the riders will pass through each area are available on www.gosurrey.info.