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Here is the much anticipated final episode of the 3-part behind the scenes series of Madison Genesis at the 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain.
This episode covers Tom Stewart’s ride of the week in which he came 3rd in Stage 6 after an inspirational day in the breakaway. Tom and two other riders forged a 9min gap at one point and managed to stay ahead right to the end. It also covers yesterday’s exciting close to the week’s racing against London’s iconic cityscape. True to form for Madison Genesis this week, Liam Holohan fought hard and rode brilliantly to make the early breakaway in the afternoon’s circuit race but unfortunately punctured with under 2 laps to go.
#mtb ride in the #woods at #Stourhead with the kids. We only have tiny strips of woodland like this round here but when you’re on a trail in the middle it feels like a huge forest. #autumn #nationaltrust #alfredstower #cycling #bike #bicycle
The last 5 days of the 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain have been a dramatic and tense affair for the team - in nearly every stage so far we have had a rider featured in the break and looking to impress. Ian Bibby started the trend on Monday (covered in our first video) inspiring Tom Stewart to take the reins on Tuesday as they headed across Wales. Then it was Mike Northey’s turn who found himself amidst World Tour riders as they fought to ride off the front on Wednesday.
As promised, here is the second episode of our 3-part behind the scenes series giving you an inside look at what the team goes through during Britain’s biggest road race.
The 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain kicked off on Sunday with a 105km circuit race in Liverpool where Alex Peters finished a solid 11th place in a crash marred finale. This was followed by an action packed 200km stage into North Wales filled with excitement and fast paced racing with Ian Bibby in the breakaway of 5 riders, building a lead of over 4 minutes, whilst also winning an intermediate sprint and taking KOM points. We have had a camera crew following the team over the first two days to captured all the action and give you an insight into what goes on behind the scenes during Britain’s biggest road race.