Tour of Britain 2008 stage 1 TS

This year?s fifth edition of the Tour of Britain was widely considered the best yet.

The racing was close, aggressive and entertaining for all eight stages. British riders failed to win a stage. That would surely have been different if Mark Cavendish had ridden, but Steve Cummings? second place and Ian Stannard taking third overall showed the strength of British riders in the race.

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