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Cummings wins Tour of Britain 2016

Steve Cummings

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) in the 2015 Tour de France, by youkeys, Flickr, Licence CC BY 2.0

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) held onto his overall lead during the London circuit race on Stage 8, to win the Tour of Britain. Caleb Ewan (Orica Bike Exchange) won the stage in a bunch sprint. 

This is a video of the stage highlights:

CyclingNews has a full report and results.

Stage 8, Tour of Britain 2016

Regent Street, London

Regent Street, by Mark Pegrum, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain 2016 is 16 laps of a central London circuit, starting and finishing on Regent Street, with a total distance of 100km.

Stage 8, Tour of Britain 2016: route map

Stage 8, Tour of Britain 2016: stage profile and timings

Profile of Stage 8, Tour of Britain 2016

Profile of Stage 8, Tour of Britain 2016, © Tour of Britain

The stage starts at 2.30pm, and is expected to end about 4.30pm.

Stage 8, Tour of Britain 2016: the circuit

Regent Street, London

Regent Street, by Mark Pegrum, Licence CC BY-SA 2.0

Stage 8 of the Tour of Britain 2016 starts on Regent Street, near the junction with Jermyn Street. 

The route is north along Regent Street as far as its junction with Conduit Street, then back down; through Picadilly and Coventry Street, then down Haymarket; along Pall Mall to Trafalgar Square, then east along the Strand as far as Bush House. 

The Strand, London

The Strand, by Michiel Jelijs, Licence CC BY 2.0

The riders take Melbourne Street to make the turn, then come back down the Strand to Trafalgar Square, and veer left down Whitehall and Parliament Street, turning back just before they reach Parliament Square.

Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar Square, London, by S Pakhrin, Licence CC BY 2.0

Back at the top of Whitehall, the race forks left on Cockspur Street, then heads via Pall Mall and Waterloo Place to Regent Street and the start/finish line.

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Chris Grayling new Transport Secretary

15th July 2016

Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling, by LadyGeekTV, Flickr, Licence CC BY-ND 2.0

Chris Grayling was yesterday appointed as the Transport Secretary, replacing Patrick McLoughlin. Robert Goodwill remains the minister in the DfT with responsibility for cycling, and Philip Hammond is the new Chancellor. What does it mean for cycling (and is it time to despair?) Read about Grayling new Transport Secretary...

Tour de France 2016 news: Cavendish strikes again on Stage Fourteen

16th July 2016

Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish in his HTC Colombia days, by Brendan Rankin, Flickr, Licence CC BY-ND 2.0

After a long slog up the Rhône valley into the Mistral, Stage 14 came down to a bunch sprint, and Cavendish popped off Kittel's wheel and round him to win. Read about Cavendish strikes again on Stage 14, Tour de France 2016.

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