Half of peloton go off course in Tour of Britain stage five finale

Cees Bol of Team DSM among riders unfortunate enough to be diverted wrong way

Tour of Britain 2022
(Image credit: SWPix)

Half of the peloton at the Tour of Britain did not take part in the sprint at the end of stage five after they ended up on the wrong side of the barriers in the final kilometre.

A central reservation without barriers on the right hand side led to tens of riders riding off the course and therefore away from the stage finish.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.