As previously mentioned in the last post. I had planned to attend the final three stages of the 2013 tour of Britain. This post will be based on stage 6 from Sidmouth, Devon to Haytor on Dartmoor. Upon arrival at the start line in Sidmouth, the sun was rising from the east, a welcome sign for the riders who have endured their fair share of wet weather over the previous 5 stages of the tour. As the 11am start time approached, the roads filled more and more with spectators ready to witness some of the worlds elite cyclists make their way on the course to Dartmoor.
Below is a small selection of photos taken at the start at Sidmouth and also midway around the stage in Exeter.
The ‘Manx Missile’ Mark Cavendish makes his way to the start line alongside his Omega Pharma Quick-Step team mates. Although not a favourite for today’s stage win, he is tipped for success in the next two stage finishes in Guildford & London, both of which I will attend.
After the start of the stage in Sidmouth, I made my way to the midway point in Exeter, just before one of the sprints. Here, Sir Bradley Wiggins rides behind his Team Sky team mates who were controlling the peloton. 2nd placed Ian Stannard was riding in front of Wiggins, though would drop down the overall classification at the end of the stage.
As with this stage, I will also blog any images I take from the final two stages of the tour in Guildford and London.