2013 Stage 8, 88km Lon­don > Lon­don

Cycling Weekly - - TOUR OF BRITAIN -

4 Bradley Wig­gins’s 2013 had been plagued by mis­for­tune: ill­ness forced his aban­don­ment of the Giro d’italia and in­jury meant he couldn’t de­fend his Tour de France crown. The Tour of Bri­tain was his chance to sal­vage some­thing from the year and he did just that, win­ning a 16km time trial on stage three and the over­all race in Lon­don.

“Hav­ing Bradley win­ning along White­hall was the cherry on the cake for our 10th an­niver­sary of bring­ing the race back,” Ben­nett says. What they said... Wig­gins de­scribed his vic­tory as a “re­lief”, while stage win­ner Mark Cavendish said: “I never thought I’d see this many peo­ple at a Bri­tish bike race.” The Guardian’s Wil­liam Fother­ing­ham opined: “This Tour of Bri­tain will live long in the minds of home cy­cling fans.”

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