‘We didn’t just turn up to take part’ - the UK team that refused to give up against WorldTour competition

Continental team Saint Piran rewarded with sixth place overall at the Tour of Britain after week of attacking racing

Zeb Kyffin
(Image credit: SWPix.com)

When Cornwall's Saint Piran cycling team embarked upon the Tour of Britain, they did so as one of a minority of Continental outfits, amid a peloton of UCI WorldTour and UCI Pro teams.

Yet, after eight days of racing, the team came away with sixth place in the general classification, via Zeb Kyffin, who finished just 23 seconds down on three-time Cyclocross World Champion and multiple Tour de France stage winner Wout van Aert. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.