British teams Endura Racing and Motorpoint travel to London via Dubai today to close two days of racing at the Tour de Mumbai in India. It was a success both for the race, now in its second year, and the Brits.
Italian Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) won the first stage, India’s first international road race, on Friday in Nashik. South African Robert Hunter (RadioShack) closed the race yesterday with a win in one of the world’s most populated cities, Mumbai.
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The Brits were right behind the first division riders, scoring several top ten placings in the two races. Endura Racing’s Ian Wilkinson placed fifth in Nashik and Motorpoint’s Jon McEvoy led a Brit sweep yesterday.
Here are a selection of photos to give you a flavour of the event.
Sunrise in Mumbai
Elia Viviani waits to leave the hotel before the race
Rob Hayles smiles ahead of day
Endura Racing on stage ahead of the Mumbai race
Robbie McEwen interviewed at the start
Robbie McEwen and Robbie Hunter ready to race
Motorpoint positioned for the start
Worldtour team Liquigas-Cannondale
The start of the Mumbai race
Fans and VIPs arrive to watch the race
Ian Wilkinson after his fourth place
Jonny McEvoy waiting to take to the podium
Robbie Hunter interviewed by local journalists
Steps away from the race, the Bandra train station
Indians play cricket in a nearby park
India’s most populated city is famous for its slums