Champion Fachie steals the show
Star of the show was Aberdonian Paralympian cycling gold medallist Neil Fachie MBE, who hailed the return of the major sporting event.
He said: “The event is really inspiring for everyone in Aberdeen and I think it shows people that anyone can get involved in cycling.
“It’s been great to see such a fantastic level of sport brought to the city and so inspiring to see so many people come out and watch.
“I think it’s really important to show that sporting events can be brought to Aberdeen and that we are not just a little city on the edge of the world.”
Council co-leader Jenny Laing said: “We are dedicated to our objective of getting more people out and about exercising and this sends a great message.
“The council is committed to three years of this event.”
Paralympian cycling gold medallist Neil Fachie