Ribble-Weldtite reveal mechanical hindered their performance in Tour of Britain team time trial

The British Continental outfit had been targeting podium finish in the face of WorldTour opposition, but things went wrong early in their run

Ribble-Weldtite during the Tour of Britain TTT
(Image credit: Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Ribble-Weldtite have revealed a mechanical spoiled their chances of a podium in the Tour of Britain team time trial.

The British Continental squad went into the 18km TTT as underdogs, but were hoping to take the fight to the big-budget WorldTour teams in Wales. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.