As some of you may or may not know, I am lucky enough to head up the marketing and PR for The Tour of Britain professional cycle race (yes, it is a full time job!). As such, I have been lucky enough to get up close with some of the world’s best at this year’s event that took place last week. A cracking event which saw some of the best racing to take place yet on British soil. Here are some of my pics from the event:

Bradley Wiggins being interviewed by the Scunthorpe Telegraph

Bradley Wiggins being interviewed by the Scunthorpe Telegraph before the start of Stage 1

At the start of Stage 2:

Geoffroy Lequatre from Agritubel

Geoffroy Lequatre from Agritubel

Team Halfords Bikehut

Team Halfords Bikehut

Filippo Pozzato, Italian national champ riding for Team Katusha

Filippo Pozzato, Italian national champ riding for Team Katusha

Dan Lloyd - Cervelo Test Team

Dan Lloyd - Cervelo Test Team

The UK's Team CandiTV - Marshalls Pasta  with Malcolm Elliott and Russell Downing

The UK's Team CandiTV - Marshalls Pasta with Malcolm Elliott and Russell Downing

In NewcastleGateshead

The Tour of Britain press office where I spent most of my time during The Tour

The Tour of Britain press office where I spent most of my time during The Tour

Then onto Scotland for the start of Stage 3

The view from the Hydro Hotel in Peebles, Scotland

The view from the Hydro Hotel in Peebles, Scotland

One of Rabobanks many many vehicles on The Tour

One of Rabobank's many many vehicles on The Tour

The SRAM Neutral Support vehicle

The SRAM Neutral Support vehicle

Team Joker Bianchi

Team Joker Bianchi

Team Vacansoleil

Team Vacansoleil

Little & Large from Team Katusha

Little & Large from Team Katusha

Pozzatto's Ridley

Pozzato's Ridley - check the gold drop outs!

Mauricio Soler - former KOM Winner in the Tour de France

Mauricio Soler - former KOM Winner in the Tour de France

Ben Swift from Team Katusha

Ben Swift from Team Katusha

Nicolas Roche from AG2R

Nicolas Roche from AG2R

Edvald Boasson Hagen taking line honours on Stage 3

Edvald Boasson Hagen taking line honours on Stage 3

Stage 4 in Blackpool

Doing the typical tourist pitcure outside the AG2R mechanics truck

Doing the typical tourist picture outside the AG2R mechanics truck

Geraint Thomas being interviewed

Geraint Thomas being interviewed

Ian Stannard from the ISD Neri Team

Ian Stannard from the ISD Neri Team

Team Joker Bianchi's racing machines

Team Joker Bianchi's racing machines

Podium Girl Becki showing off her gift

Podium Girl Becki showing off her gift from the CSF Navigare Team

The finish of stage 5 in Stoke on Trent

The finish of stage 5 in Stoke on Trent

Some of the thousands of school kids waiting for the riders to come in at the end of Stage 5

Some of the thousands of school kids waiting for the riders to come in at the end of Stage 5

Lauren and Becki - our podium girls

Lauren and Becki - our podium girls

The end of Stage 6 in Bideford

Edvald Boasson Hagen's racing machine

Edvald Boasson Hagen's racing machine

Start of stage 7

Nicolas Roche's racing machine

Nicolas Roche's racing machine

Brice Feillu - stage winner in the 2009 TdF

Brice Feillu - stage winner in the 2009 TdF

Valdimir Karpets from Team Katusha

Vladimir Karpets from Team Katusha

Kai Reus from Rabobank

Kai Reus from Rabobank

Kim Kirchen

Kim Kirchen

The final stage that took place in London. It must also be said that for the very first time ever in the history of London, Embankment was closed on a Saturday to a public event.

Riders lining up for the start of the final stage of The Tour of Britain

Riders lining up for the start of the final stage of The Tour of Britain

More of the riders

More of the riders

The Tour of Britain 2009

The Tour of Britain 2009

The different jersey leaders on the start line together

The different jersey leaders on the start line together

Stage 8 Combativity Award winner - Thomas De Gendt

Stage 8 Combativity Award winner - Thomas De Gendt

2009 Tour of Britain Sprint Competition winner - Thomas De Gendt

2009 Tour of Britain Sprint Competition winner - Thomas De Gendt

2009 Tour of Britain King of the Mountain Competition winner - Thomas De Gendt

2009 Tour of Britain King of the Mountain Competition winner - Thomas De Gendt

2009 Tour of Britain Champion - Edvald Boasson Hagen

2009 Tour of Britain Champion - Edvald Boasson Hagen

De Gendt and Hagen

De Gendt and Hagen

De Gendt and Hagen

De Gendt and Hagen

If you’d like to see the full gallery which includes in race footage, head over to The Tour of Britain website for more.

I do have some videos from the event which I plan on getting up here within the next few days, especially now that things are a little bit quieter at work.

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Comments
  1. Kevin says:

    My day with the Rapha Condor team… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y2QQYjNzhQ

  2. JimmyBean says:

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

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