Tour Of Britain 2011
September 11, 2011 by staff
Tour Of Britain 2011, The Tour of Britain is now celebrating its 8th anniversary since it was resurrected in 2004. It has since grown in stature and prominence in the world of international cycling. This race year sees some of the biggest drivers and teams in cycling to pay the visit.
The race began Saturday with a press conference with Roger Hammond, Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas. Everyone was happy to be part of the race.
Mark Cavendish, Team Highroad HTC
“It’s exciting to be back in the Tour of Britain, which I have not run since 2007 so it will be ideal for running in front of a hometown crowd. It is always special for any driver. I’m glad to have a start here I’ve been training well and I hope pssy for the World Championship. Eight days is a good length of the Tour as final preparation for the World Championship. I’m not here just to ride the way I want to win stages and we are to succeed “.
Geraint Thomas, Sky Procycling
“I’m here to do the best I can. It’s been a long year, but we have a strong team here and we want to win the race. It’s a tough race and has grown in recent years. We’re looking forward and hopefully get away with shirt. ”
Roger Hammond, Garmin Cervelo
“It’sa great event for the British riders. It’s good to come back and compete in the Tour from home. Since he set up in 2004, has greatly evolved. Just look at the sheet begin to see that. So well received by the public. In 2004, nobody would have known that was or would have had to win the Tour de France for people to come and support you. And it is only grown in the race itself, but the team and support your around. ”
HTC-Team Highroad have Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel and track and road star Dane Alex Rasmussen. Cervelo Garmin current world champion Thor Hushovd, Daniel Lloyd, David Millar and Roger Hammond. Leopard Trek also sent a strong team, led by Jens Voigt, Linus Gerdemann and Martin Pedersen. Rabobank is the 2011 winner Lars Boom Het Nieuwsblad the front office, with the support of Theo Bos and Bram Tankink. And do not forget the best of British, Geraint Thomas Procycling sky, Mathew Hayman and Ben Swift all the favorites to win the second stage.
Sunday’s first stage begins in a small Scottish town called Peebles and finishing borders of some 170.3 km later in Dumfries. Its not going to be an easy change for any of the drivers with the wind expected to be on the nose all day and gusting to 30km per hour, not to mention its being raining. It will not be for the faint of heart.
There are two important tests on the way to the finish line, the first being the first climb of the day, coming in just 35 career which sees the riders heading up and over the hill Megget. The squad will approach it from the north side and once on the top and down one of the steepest descents path of Scotland.
The race continues south on the road to the next test Moffat large tub of meat the Devils to 59 km. From there its almost all downhill except for a final sting in the tail along the hill Banks with 30 km to go, in Dumfries for the sprint.
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