Andre Greipel stripped of Tour of Britain win; has to take Tube to Heathrow

Riders are forced to take public transport to Heathrow Airport after stage eight of the Tour of Britain

Riders take the Underground to the airport (Photo: Twitter/@s_kruijswijk)

Not much went well for Andre Greipel after he crossed the finish line on stage eight of the Tour of Britain.

Having crossed the line first, Greipel was soon relegated for deviating from his sprinting line and moving Team Sky's Elia Viviani toward the barriers.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.