Tour of Britain stage 4 finish

There was a lot going on today.. the Tour of Britain was a much bigger show than the previous ladies events we have seen. The buses lined up whilst the riders were out en route.

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Streets barricaded off, the griffon has never seen it so quiet!

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Milling around in the “village” opposite Newbold Street. More in the Pump Room Gardens

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And then, after many extravert police motorcyclists showing off, the actual peleton, interspersed with support vehicles.

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Here’s a video of the head of the pack, you may not be able to see this on your browser.

Richard Ashworth (thanks) took these shots of the leaders reaching the turn into Newbold Terrace, and of Thomas and Froome slightly off the pace.

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And after all the fuss, amazingly rapid exits toward the Lake District for the next stage.

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Great fun, well worth the effort to go and see. Next year must catch them out in the country.

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